Does the presence of health insurance and health facilities improve access to healthcare for major morbidities among Indigenous communities and older widows in India? Evidence from India Human Development Surveys I and II
by Mathew Sunil George, Theo Niyosenga, Itismita Mohanty In this paper, we examine whether access to treatment for major morbidity conditions is determined by the social class of the person who needs treatment. Secondly, we assess whether health insurance coverage and the presence of a PHC have any significant impact on the utilisation of health service s, either public or private, for treatment and, more importantly, whether the presence of health insurance and PHC modify the treatment use behaviour for the two excluded communities of interest namely Indigenous communities and older widows using data from two rounds (200...
Source: PLoS One - February 7, 2023 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Mathew Sunil George Source Type: research

Implemented machine learning tools to inform decision-making for patient care in hospital settings: a scoping review
Conclusions We found limited evidence related to the implementation of ML tools to assist clinicians with patient healthcare decisions in hospital settings. Future research should examine other approaches to integrating ML into hospital clinician decisions related to patient care, and report on PROGRESS-PLUS items. Funding Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation grant awarded to SES and the CIHR Strategy for Patient Oriented-Research Initiative (GSR-154442). Scoping review registration https://osf.io/e2mna. (Source: BMJ Open)
Source: BMJ Open - February 7, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tricco, A. C., Hezam, A., Parker, A., Nincic, V., Harris, C., Fennelly, O., Thomas, S. M., Ghassemi, M., McGowan, J., Paprica, P. A., Straus, S. E. Tags: Open access, Health services research Source Type: research

Low-income women and use of prescribed contraceptives in a context of full health insurance coverage in France, 2019
Major socioeconomic differences in contraceptive use are observed in high-income countries. Cost is often cited as a main factor to explain these differences but other barriers may also exist. Our aim was to compare prescribed contraceptive use among low-income and non-low-income women in a national context of full health insurance coverage. (Source: Contraception)
Source: Contraception - February 7, 2023 Category: OBGYN Authors: Juliette Congy, Jean Bouyer, Elise de La Rochebrochard Source Type: research

Practice variation in the stepped care approach to idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding: A population-based study
CONCLUSIONS: Considerable practice variation exists among Dutch hospitals in the stepped care approach to idiopathic HMB. Improving adherence to this approach could improve quality of care and reduce costs.PMID:36746074 | DOI:10.1016/j.ejogrb.2023.01.034 (Source: Reproductive Biology)
Source: Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2023 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Maarten D H Vink France R M Portrait Tim C van Wezep Xander Koolman Ben W Mol Marlies Y Bongers Eric J E van der Hijden Source Type: research

The Impact of Public Transfer Income on Catastrophic Health Expenditures for Households With Disabilities in Korea
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the positive effect of PTI on decreasing CHE. Household income and the health insurance type were significant effect modifiers, but economic barriers seemed to persist among low-income households with non-Medical Aid beneficiaries. Federal policies or programs should consider increasing the total amount of PTI targeting low-income households with disabilities that are not covered by the Medical Aid program.PMID:36746424 | DOI:10.3961/jpmph.22.183 (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eun Jee Chang Sanggu Kang Yeri Jeong Sungchan Kang Su Jin Kang Source Type: research

Cohort Study Protocol: A Cohort of Korean Atomic Bomb Survivors and Their Offspring
This study is an ongoing cohort study to determine the health status of Korean atomic bomb survivors and investigate whether any health effects were inherited by their offspring. Atomic bomb survivors are defined by the Special Act On the Support for Korean Atomic Bomb Victims, and their offspring are identified by participating atomic bomb survivors. As of 2024, we plan to recruit 1500 atomic bomb survivors and their offspring, including 200 trios with more than 300 people. Questionnaires regarding socio-demographic factors, health behaviors, past medical history, laboratory tests, and pedigree information comprise the da...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Seong-Geun Moon Ansun Jeong Yunji Han Jin-Wu Nam Mi Kyung Kim Inah Kim Yu-Mi Kim Boyoung Park Source Type: research

A cross-sectional survey of consistent rehabilitation through long-term care insurance in Japan: a questionnaire survey
CONCLUSIONS: The rate of provision of rehabilitation plans was low, and evaluation and treatment content under medical and long-term care insurance was inconsistent. Our results draw attention to the need for consistent rehabilitation plans between disease-specific and maintenance/community-based rehabilitation.PMID:36742127 | PMC:PMC9893433 | DOI:10.1097/MS9.0000000000000199 (Source: Annals of Medicine)
Source: Annals of Medicine - February 6, 2023 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Makoto Asaeda Yukio Mikami Yukihide Nishimura Toshio Shimokawa Hiroshi Shinohara Takashi Kawasaki Ken Kouda Takahiro Ogawa Hiroyuki Okawa Hiroyasu Uenishi Rumi Kuroda Yasuo Mikami Fumihiro Tajima Toshikazu Kubo Source Type: research

Indiana Parental Perceptions of the Acceptability of General and HPV-Specific State Vaccine Requirements
The objective of this study was to assess the demographic, healthcare characteristics, and health beliefs associated with parental acceptance of general and HPV-specific state vaccine requirements. Indiana parents (N = 601) with children ages 11-17 years old completed a survey during March 2020.Results showed that 47.2% and 43.1% of parents believed there should always be general and HPV-specific state vaccine requirements, respectively. In multivariable analysis, higher odds of parental support for general state vaccine requirements were associated with being unsure whether HPV-associated cancer is a problem in the partic...
Source: Cancer Control - February 6, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimberly K Walker Monica L Kasting Katharine J Head Lynne Sturm Gregory D Zimet Source Type: research

Disease trends after < em > Helicobacter pylori < /em > eradication based on Japanese nationwide claims and the health check-up database
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that H. pylori eradication therapy reduces peptic ulcers and gastritis; however, it is associated with increased incidence of several other chronic diseases.PMID:36742170 | PMC:PMC9896615 | DOI:10.3748/wjg.v29.i4.692 (Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG)
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - February 6, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kazuhiro Mizukami Kentaro Sugano Tomomi Takeshima Kazunari Murakami Source Type: research

Liver Cirrhosis Increases the Risk of Herpes Zoster: A Nationwide Population-based Cohort Study
CONCLUSION: Patients with LC, particularly those who are not currently recommended for HZ vaccination, were at an increased risk of HZ and HZ-related hospitalization compared to the general Korean population.PMID:36746415 | DOI:10.14309/ajg.0000000000002209 (Source: Herpes)
Source: Herpes - February 6, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dongsub Jeon Ye-Jee Kim Seonok Kim Won-Mook Choi Danbi Lee Ju Hyun Shim Kang Mo Kim Young-Suk Lim Han Chu Lee Jonggi Choi Source Type: research

Morbidity and utilisation of healthcare services among people with cardiometabolic disease in three diverse regions of rural India
DISCUSSION: The prevalence of CMD is high in these regions of rural India and is positively associated with indices of SEP. The utilisation of outpatient health services, particularly public services, among those with CMD is low.PMID:36744377 | DOI:10.1177/17423953231153550 (Source: Chronic Illness)
Source: Chronic Illness - February 6, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sojib Bin Zaman Roger G Evans Clara K Chow Rohina Joshi Kavumpurathu R Thankappan Brian Oldenburg Ajay S Mahal Kartik Kalyanram Kamakshi Kartik Michaela A Riddell Oduru Suresh Nihal Thomas Gomathyamma K Mini Pallab K Maulik Velandai K Srikanth Amanda G Th Source Type: research

Disease trends after < em > Helicobacter pylori < /em > eradication based on Japanese nationwide claims and the health check-up database
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that H. pylori eradication therapy reduces peptic ulcers and gastritis; however, it is associated with increased incidence of several other chronic diseases.PMID:36742170 | PMC:PMC9896615 | DOI:10.3748/wjg.v29.i4.692 (Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology - February 6, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kazuhiro Mizukami Kentaro Sugano Tomomi Takeshima Kazunari Murakami Source Type: research

Antidepressant drugs use and epilepsy risk: A nationwide nested case-control study
CONCLUSIONS: The study found an increased risk of epilepsy among patients who were exposed to any ADs, particularly longer-term users. Given the nature of observational studies with residual bias, interpretation should be cautious.PMID:36745964 | DOI:10.1016/j.yebeh.2023.109102 (Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour)
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - February 6, 2023 Category: Neurology Authors: Che-Sheng Chu Fang-Lin Lee Ya-Mei Bai Tung-Ping Su Shih-Jen Tsai Tzeng-Ji Chen Ju-Wei Hsu Mu-Hong Chen Chih-Sung Liang Source Type: research

First trimester screening in Germany after introduction of NIPT as a general health insurance benefit
Ultraschall Med. 2023 Feb 6. doi: 10.1055/a-2028-8108. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTN/A.PMID:36746395 | DOI:10.1055/a-2028-8108 (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - February 6, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Bernd Eiben Ralf Glaubitz Thomas Winkler Eberhard Merz Source Type: research

Atopic Dermatitis Polypharmacy and Out-Of-Pocket Healthcare Expenses
CONCLUSION: Individuals with AD report considerable polypharmacy, which is associated with increased OOP expenses and harmful financial impact. Strategies are needed to reduce polypharmacy, minimize OOP costs, and optimize clinical outcomes. J Drugs Dermatol. 2023;22(2): doi:10.36849/JDD.7038.PMID:36745366 | DOI:10.36849/JDD.7038 (Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology)
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - February 6, 2023 Category: Dermatology Authors: Raj Chovatiya Wendy Smith Begolka Isabelle Thibau Jonathan Silverberg Source Type: research