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- Comparison of mortality in all patients on dialysis, patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and recipients of a first cadaveric transplantR A Wolfe
U S Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
N Engl J Med 341:1725-30. 1999....
- Hyponatremia and mortality among patients on the liver-transplant waiting listW Ray Kim
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
N Engl J Med 359:1018-26. 2008..Under the current liver-transplantation policy, donor organs are offered to patients with the highest risk of death...
- Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and allocation of donor liversRussell Wiesner
Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Gastroenterology 124:91-6. 2003..Our aim was to assess the capability of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score to correctly rank potential liver recipients according to their severity of liver disease and mortality risk on the OPTN liver waiting list...
- Personal factors associated with health-related quality of life in persons with morbid obesity on treatment waiting lists in NorwayAnners Lerdal
Division of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Oslo University Hospital, Aker, Trondheimsveien 235, 0514, Oslo, Norway
Qual Life Res 20:1187-96. 2011....
- Persistent ascites and low serum sodium identify patients with cirrhosis and low MELD scores who are at high risk for early deathDouglas M Heuman
Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA
Hepatology 40:802-10. 2004....
- Serum sodium, renal function, and survival of patients with end-stage liver diseaseYoung Suk Lim
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J Hepatol 52:523-8. 2010..We investigate the role of serum creatinine and sodium, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as determinants of survival in patients with ESLD...
- Limitations of the MELD score in predicting mortality or need for removal from waiting list in patients awaiting liver transplantationDaniel Gotthardt
Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
BMC Gastroenterol 9:72. 2009..The relative shortage of organ donors renders the allocation algorithms of organs essential. The optimal strategy based on scoring systems and/or waiting time is still under debate...
- The four hour target to reduce Emergency Department 'waiting time': a systematic review of clinical outcomesPeter Jones
Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Emerg Med Australas 22:391-8. 2010..Countries seeking to emulate the UK experience should proceed with caution...
- A population follow-up study of patients who left an emergency department without being seen by a medical officerMohammed Mohsin
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Emerg Med J 24:175-9. 2007..To describe the population of emergency department patients who leave without being seen by a medical officer, to investigate the circumstances of their visit and to ascertain whether they subsequently receive alternative medical care...
- Re-weighting the model for end-stage liver disease score componentsPratima Sharma
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
Gastroenterology 135:1575-81. 2008..We re-estimated MELD coefficients and evaluated the effect of updated MELD on the liver transplant waiting list ranking...
- Community preferences for the allocation of solid organs for transplantation: a systematic reviewAllison Tong
Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
Transplantation 89:796-805. 2010..This systematic review aimed to ascertain community preferences for organ allocation and the principles underpinning these preferences...
- The impact of waiting time and comorbid conditions on the survival benefit of kidney transplantationJohn S Gill
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Kidney Int 68:2345-51. 2005..Longer waiting times may limit the survival benefit of kidney transplantation in older patients or those with a high burden of comorbid disease...
- Allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation: opinions of patients with CKDColin C Geddes
Renal Unit, Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Am J Kidney Dis 46:949-56. 2005..The aim of this single-center survey is to seek patient opinion about the relative importance of factors used to determine the optimal transplant recipient in kidney allocation schemes...
- The new liver allocation system: moving toward evidence-based transplantation policyRichard B Freeman
Department of Surgery, Tufts New England Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Liver Transpl 8:851-8. 2002..Application of such risk models provides an evidenced-based approach on which to base further refinements and improve the model...
- Equity, waiting times, and NHS reforms: retrospective studyZachary N Cooper
Cowdray House, London School of Economics, London WC2A 2AE
BMJ 339:b3264. 2009....
- Universal access: but when? Treating the right patient at the right time: access to cardiac rehabilitationWilliam Dafoe
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Can J Cardiol 22:905-11. 2006..All cardiovascular disease patients require core aspects of CR services. Patients who would derive benefit from formal CR programs should be provided the opportunity, given the proven efficacy and cost effectiveness of CR...
- Kidney transplant candidates' views of the transplant allocation systemO N Louis
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
J Gen Intern Med 12:478-84. 1997..Although attitudes toward the allocation system differed by race, with African American patients more suspicious of the system, the importance patients placed on antigen matching did not appear to differ by race...
- Crowding delays treatment and lengthens emergency department length of stay, even among high-acuity patientsMelissa L McCarthy
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
Ann Emerg Med 54:492-503.e4. 2009..We determine the effect of crowding on emergency department (ED) waiting room, treatment, and boarding times across multiple sites and acuity groups...
- Serum sodium predicts mortality in patients listed for liver transplantationScott W Biggins
Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Hepatology 41:32-9. 2005..Addition of serum sodium to MELD increases the ability to predict 3- and 6-month mortality in patients with cirrhosis...
- Understanding why some ethnic minority patients evaluate medical care more negatively than white patients: a cross sectional analysis of a routine patient survey in English general practicesNicola Mead
NIHR School for Primary Care, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
BMJ 339:b3450. 2009..To examine why patients from ethnic minorities give poorer evaluations of primary health care than white patients...
- Addition of serum sodium into the MELD score predicts waiting list mortality better than MELD aloneAndres E Ruf
Liver Unit, Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Liver Transpl 11:336-43. 2005..In conclusion, addition of serum sodium to MELD identified a subgroup of patients with poor outcome in a more efficient way than MELD alone and significantly increased the efficacy of the score to predict waitlist mortality...
- Internet-based treatment for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled trialLisanne Warmerdam
Dept Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, FPP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Med Internet Res 10:e44. 2008..Depression can be treated effectively with Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but a short intervention based on problem solving therapy (PST) could constitute a worthwhile alternative to CBT...
- The concept of surgical operating list 'efficiency': a formula to describe the termJ J Pandit
Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
Anaesthesia 62:895-903. 2007..e. those from the university hospital). We suggest that surgical list performance is more completely described by our formula for efficiency than it is by other conventional measures such as list utilisation or cancellation rate alone...
- The "4-hour target": emergency nurses' viewsAndy Mortimore
Emergency Department, Torbay Hospital, Lawes Bridge, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7AA, UK
Emerg Med J 24:402-4. 2007..To explore nurses' views and to identify the perceived advantages and disadvantages of the "4-hour target."..
- Drug treatment outcomes for persons on waiting listsJongSerl Chun
Graduate School of Social Welfare, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:526-33. 2008This study examined treatment access and outcomes for persons placed on drug abuse treatment waiting lists. Participants (n = 170) were recruited when they entered either a methadone detoxification program or a day treatment program, and ..
- Reducing waiting times for hospital treatment: lessons from the English NHSAnthony Harrison
King s Fund, London, UK
J Health Serv Res Policy 14:168-73. 2009..It also shows that changes at local level have been critical to achieving the recorded improvements, but the precise impact of these is hard to identify...
- Geographic variability in access to primary kidney transplantation in the United States, 1996-2005V B Ashby
University of Michigan, SRTR, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Am J Transplant 7:1412-23. 2007..Six States demonstrated both high wait-listing and deceased donor transplantation rates while six others, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, were below the national average for both parameters...
- Medical outpatients: changes that can benefit patientsM G S Dunnill
Department of Dermatology, Directorate of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Avon
Clin Med 4:45-9. 2004..An RCP booklet, 'How user friendly is your outpatient department?', has also been produced and is available from the college...
- The challenge of long waiting lists: how we implemented a GP referral system for non-urgent specialist' appointments at an Australian public hospitalLesley A Stainkey
Townsville General Practice Network, PO Box 7780, Garbutt BC, QLD 4814, Australia
BMC Health Serv Res 10:303. 2010..The process described here is achievable across a range of specialties, deliverable within the routine of the referral centre and identifies the small number of people on the long wait list in need of a procedure...
- Where does the waiting list begin? A short review of the dynamics and organization of modern waiting listsDalia L Rotstein
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Soc Sci Med 62:3157-60. 2006..Real-world examples are used to illustrate the infancy of funnel or demand-side reform initiatives targeting the queue, and the suggestion is made that policy needs to address the concept of 'waiting' much earlier in the treatment cycle...
- "See and Treat": spreading like wildfire? A qualitative study into factors affecting its introduction and spreadS Saint Lamont
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA, Riverside House, The Waterfront Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8NY, UK
Emerg Med J 22:548-52. 2005..The aim of this paper was to explore key factors that influenced the spread of "See and Treat" in a range of accident and emergency (A&E) departments...
- Development of pediatric wait time access targetsJames G Wright
Department of Surgery, Robert B Salter Chair of Pediatric Surgical Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Can J Surg 54:107-10. 2011..The effective management of wait times is a top priority for Canadians. Attention to date has largely focused on wait times for adult surgery. The purpose of this study was to develop surgical wait time access targets for children...
- Equity and need when waiting for total hip replacement surgeryRay Fitzpatrick
Department of Public Health, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
J Eval Clin Pract 10:3-9. 2004..To explore sociodemographic and health status factors associated with waiting times both for first outpatient appointment and for total hip replacement surgery (THR)...
- Identifying predictors of high quality care in English general practice: observational studyS M Campbell
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
BMJ 323:784-7. 2001..To assess variation in the quality of care in general practice and identify factors associated with high quality care...
- Inequalities in socio-economic status and invasive procedures for coronary heart disease: a comparison between the USA and the UKJ Quatromoni
King s College London, London, UK
Int J Clin Pract 62:1910-9. 2008..Rates of utilisation of invasive coronary procedures (ICPs), which improve CHD outcomes and quality of life, can be employed as indicators of quality of medical care...
- Identifying the impact of government targets on waiting times in the NHSSofia Dimakou
City Health Economics Centre, Economics Department, The City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V OHB, UK
Health Care Manag Sci 12:1-10. 2009..Amongst patient characteristics, whether they are NHS or private and whether they are day or inpatient cases both influence waiting times, but other characteristics such as age, sex and ethnicity do not...
- Wide social participation in prioritizing patients on waiting lists for joint replacement: a conjoint analysisL Sampietro-Colom
Office for the Assessment of Innovation and New Technologies, Fundació Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
Med Decis Making 28:554-66. 2008The aim was to develop a priority scoring system for patients on waiting lists for joint replacement based on a wide social participation, and to analyze the differences among participants.
- Quality indicators in breast cancer careM Rosselli del Turco
EUSOMA, Florence, Italy
Eur J Cancer 46:2344-56. 2010..Breast Units in Europe are invited to comply with these indicators and monitor them during their periodic audit meetings...
- Policy strategies to reduce waits for elective care: a synthesis of international evidenceSara A Kreindler
Department of Community Health Sciences, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Research and Evaluation Unit, and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Br Med Bull 95:7-32. 2010..Further research is needed to determine how to achieve major, system-wide improvements in the use of capacity...
- The efficacy of a nurse-led preoperative cataract assessment and postoperative care clinicBradley J Kirkwood
Department of Ophthalmology, NHMRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
Med J Aust 184:278-81. 2006..To describe the implementation of a nurse-led preoperative cataract assessment and postoperative care clinic and to assess the safety, efficacy and outcomes...
- Norwegian priority guidelines: estimating the distributional implications across age, gender and SESFredrik Carlsen
Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Health Policy 95:264-70. 2010..The paper examines the distributional consequences of this policy...
- Organ exchange in Europe--barriers and perspectives for the futureGunter Kirste
Medizinischer Vorstand, Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation, Neu Isenburg
Ann Transplant 11:52-5. 2006....
- Targets and moving goal posts: changes in waiting times in a UK emergency departmentT Locker
School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
Emerg Med J 22:710-4. 2005....
- Using a point system in the management of waiting lists: the case of cataractsEva Rodríguez-Míguez
Department of Applied Economics, University of Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s n, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Soc Sci Med 59:585-94. 2004In the management of waiting lists, point systems could be a useful mechanism to establish priorities amongst patients...
- Age and waiting time as predictors of outcome after total hip replacement for osteoarthritisA K Nilsdotter
Department of Orthopedics, Halmstad County Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden
Rheumatology (Oxford) 41:1261-7. 2002..To investigate in a prospective study the relationship between age, pre-operative status, waiting time and post-operative outcome in patients assigned for unilateral total hip replacement (THR) due to osteoarthritis (OA)...
- The impact of waiting for total joint replacement on pain and functional status: a systematic reviewT J Hoogeboom
Department of Rheumatology, St Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17:1420-7. 2009..To systematically describe changes in pain and functioning in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) awaiting total joint replacement (TJR), and to assess determinants of this change...
- Patient reactions to cancelled or postponed heart operationsBodil Ivarsson
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Lund, Sweden
J Nurs Manag 10:75-81. 2002..The aim was to survey the rate and cause of cancellations of planned cardiac operations at a Swedish clinic during 1999, and to study how the patients were affected...
- Understanding waiting lists as the matching of surgical capacity to demand: are we wasting enough surgical time?J J Pandit
Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Anaesthesia 65:625-40. 2010If surgical 'capacity' always matched or exceeded 'demand' then there should be no waiting lists for surgery...
- Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countriesRobert J Blendon
Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 22:106-21. 2003..The most crucial policy implication of these findings is that a focus on a small population of intensive health system users could have the potential to both control costs and improve care...
- Effect of the ownership of dialysis facilities on patients' survival and referral for transplantationP P Garg
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
N Engl J Med 341:1653-60. 1999..Therefore, we examined the effect of for-profit ownership of dialysis facilities on patients' survival and referral for possible transplantation...
- The burden of wait for knee replacement surgery: effects on pain, function and health-related quality of life at the time of surgeryFrançois Desmeules
Population Health Research Unit, Research Centre of the Laval University Affiliated Hospital, Quebec, Canada
Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:945-54. 2010..To examine the change in pain and function related to the knee scheduled for surgery, change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and change in contralateral knee pain during pre-surgery wait up until time of surgery...
- Bariatric surgery waiting times in CanadaNicolas V Christou
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, McGill University, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que
Can J Surg 52:229-34. 2009..The only permanent treatment of severe or morbid obesity is bariatric surgery. Access to bariatric surgery is very limited in Canada. We sought to collect accurate data on waiting times for the procedure...
- Does waiting for total hip replacement matter? Prospective cohort studyShakoor Hajat
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
J Health Serv Res Policy 7:19-25. 2002..To assess the impact on the outcome of total hip replacement of the length of timing spent waiting for surgery...
- Rates of solid-organ wait-listing, transplantation, and survival among residents of rural and urban areasDavid A Axelrod
Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
JAMA 299:202-7. 2008..Rural residents represent another group that may have impaired access to transplant services...
- Effect of socioeconomic deprivation on waiting time for cardiac surgery: retrospective cohort studyJ P Pell
Department of Cardiology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER
BMJ 320:15-8. 2000..To determine whether the priority given to patients referred for cardiac surgery is associated with socioeconomic status...
- Unmet needs for health careJiajian Chen
Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6
Health Rep 13:23-34. 2002..This analysis examines the prevalence of self-reported unmet needs for health care and the extent to which they were attributable to perceived problems with service availability or accessibility or acceptability...
- Waiting times and socioeconomic status among elderly Europeans: evidence from SHARELuigi Siciliani
Department of Economics and Related Studies, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
Health Econ 18:1295-306. 2009..Surprisingly, an increase in income of 10 000 Euro increases waits by 11% in Sweden...
- Waiting for total knee replacement surgery: factors associated with pain, stiffness, function and quality of lifeFrançois Desmeules
Population Health Research Unit URESP, Research Centre of the Laval University Affiliated Hospital CHA, QC, Canada
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:52. 2009..The objectives of this study were to measure pain, stiffness, function and HRQoL in patients at enrolment on waiting lists for knee replacement and to identify demographic, clinical, socioeconomic and psychosocial characteristics ..
- Late referral to a nephrologist reduces access to renal transplantationAlan Cass
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 42:1043-9. 2003..Late referral is associated with higher morbidity and worse long-term survival rates. The authors examined the effect of late referral on access to renal transplantation...
- Should I stay or should I go? Waiting lists and cross-border care in the NetherlandsWerner Brouwer
Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Health Policy 63:289-98. 2003....
- Postponed or cancelled heart operations from the patient's perspectiveBodil Ivarsson
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Lund, Lund, Sweden
J Nurs Manag 12:28-36. 2004....
- Wait times for cancer surgery in the United States: trends and predictors of delaysKarl Y Bilimoria
Cancer Programs, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Ann Surg 253:779-85. 2011..Our objectives were (1) to assess changes in wait times over the past decade and (2) to identify patient, tumor, and hospital factors associated with prolonged wait times for initial cancer treatment...
- Challenges in the counseling and management of older kidney transplant candidatesGabriel Danovitch
Kidney Transplant Program, Division of Nephrology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1686, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 47:S86-97. 2006....
- Patient selection in an era of donor liver shortage: current US policyRussell H Wiesner
Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:24-30. 2005..So far, this new allocation system has been a success, but it does have its shortcomings, and even with improvements to the system, the use of the donor organ pool still needs to be optimized...
- Wait times for gastroenterology consultation in Canada: the patients' perspectiveW G Paterson
Queen s University, Kingston, Canada
Can J Gastroenterol 24:28-32. 2010..Furthermore, while awaiting consultation, many patients experience an impaired quality of life because of their gastrointestinal symptoms...
- Sustaining change: the imperative for patient access strategiesPeter A R Glynn
Healthc Pap 7:55-7; discussion 74-7. 2006..Strong and persistent leadership of patient access strategies will ensure sustainable change...
- Comparison of transplant listing strategy in two renal dialysis centers within a regional transplant allianceR F Jeffrey
Renal Unit, St Luke s Hospital, Bradford, England, Great Britain
Clin Nephrol 64:438-43. 2005..We have assessed listing practice in two renal units within the North of England Transplant Alliance...
- Impact of rapid entry and accelerated care at triage on reducing emergency department patient wait times, lengths of stay, and rate of left without being seenTheodore C Chan
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
Ann Emerg Med 46:491-7. 2005..We sought to determine the effect of a new ED rapid entry and accelerated care at triage (REACT) process on the frequency of patients who leave before being seen...
- Barriers to evaluation and wait listing for kidney transplantationJesse D Schold
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:1760-7. 2011..Our study aim was to evaluate factors and assess the interplay of patient characteristics associated with progression to transplantation in a large cohort of referred patients from a single institution...
- The Saskatchewan Surgical Care Network--toward timely and appropriate accessPeter A R Glynn
Acute and Emergency Services Branch, Saskatchewan Health
Hosp Q 7:44-8, 4. 2003..This second paper outlines the key points of the recommended surgical wait list strategy and the work to date in its implementation...
- Transitioning initial success into sustainable results: the future of the WTISSharon Pfaff
Cancer Care Ontario
Healthc Q 12:84-8. 2009....
- Why are patients with no visual symptoms on cataract waiting lists?Lorne Bellan
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Can J Ophthalmol 40:433-8. 2005..Some patients waiting for cataract surgery report limited or no visual symptoms when responding to standardized visual function questions. This has led some to argue that too many patients are undergoing cataract surgery...
- Gender, renal function, and outcomes on the liver transplant waiting list: assessment of revised MELD including estimated glomerular filtration rateRobert P Myers
Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Hepatol 54:462-70. 2011..Our objectives were to investigate gender disparities in outcomes among LT candidates and to assess a revised MELD, including estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), for predicting waiting list mortality...
- Setting priorities on waiting lists: point-count systems as linear modelsDavid Hadorn
Western Canada Waiting List Project, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Health Serv Res Policy 8:48-54. 2003..Canada Waiting List Project (WCWL) is a federally funded initiative designed to develop tools for managing waiting lists. The principal tools developed by WCWL are point-count measures that assess the severity of patients' ..
- Baseline 6-min walk distance predicts survival in lung transplant candidatesT Martinu
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Am J Transplant 8:1498-505. 2008..The 6MWD is thus a useful measure of both urgency and utility among patients awaiting lung transplantation...
- Wait times in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer: comparison between wait times in 1995 and 2005--a prospective studyDavid Goldstein
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Otolaryngol 36:336-43. 2007....
- Building a sustainable system: the making of the WTISSteve Hall
William Osler Health Centre
Healthc Q 12:43-51. 2009....
- Comparison of Bayesian network and decision tree methods for predicting access to the renal transplant waiting listSahar Bayat
INSERM U936, Universite Rennes 1, IFR 140, Rennes, France
Stud Health Technol Inform 150:600-4. 2009..These approaches provide insights on the current care process. This knowledge could be used for optimizing the healthcare process...
- Effect of the UK government's 2-week target on waiting times in women with breast cancer in southeast EnglandD Robinson
Thames Cancer Registry, Guy s King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK
Br J Cancer 89:492-6. 2003....
- Effects of socioeconomic position on 30-day mortality and wait for surgery after hip fractureAnna Patrizia Barone
Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Via di S Costanza, 53, Rome 00198, Italy
Int J Qual Health Care 21:379-86. 2009..We examined whether socioeconomic position plays a role in short-term mortality and waiting time for surgery after hip fracture...
- The pivotal role of critical care and surgical efficiencies in supporting Ontario's Wait Time Strategy: Part 3Joann Trypuc
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Healthc Q 9:37-45, 2. 2006..Rather, fundamental system and practice change is required to sustain improvements in the long term...
- Survival benefit-based deceased-donor liver allocationD E Schaubel
Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Am J Transplant 9:970-81. 2009..Allocation of deceased-donor livers to chronic liver failure patients would be improved by prioritizing patients by transplant survival benefit...
- The one-stop trial: does electronic referral and booking by the general practitioner (GPs) to outpatient day case surgery reduce waiting time and costs? A randomized controlled trial protocolKnut Magne Augestad
Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, Norway
BMC Surg 8:14. 2008..New ways of using this network might reduce the waiting time and cost of outpatient day case surgery...
- Developing a culture to sustain Ontario's Wait Time StrategyJoann Trypuc
Healthc Pap 7:8-24. 2006....
- Triage rapid initial assessment by doctor (TRIAD) improves waiting time and processing time of the emergency departmentY F Choi
Accident and Emergency Department, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
Emerg Med J 23:262-5; discussion 262-5. 2006..To evaluate the effect of triage rapid initial assessment by doctor (TRIAD) on waiting time and processing time of an emergency department (ED) without extra staff...
- How established wait time benchmarks significantly underestimate total wait times for cardiac surgeryJean Francois Legare
Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Can J Cardiol 26:e17-21. 2010..Wait times for cardiac surgery are well established but may not reflect the total wait time patients experience...
- Modelling access to renal transplantation waiting list in a French healthcare network using a Bayesian methodSahar Bayat
EA 3888, Universite Rennes 1, IFR 140, Rennes, France
Stud Health Technol Inform 136:605-10. 2008..Moreover theses approaches constitute an essential step toward a decisional information system for healthcare networks...
- The risk of death associated with delayed coronary artery bypass surgeryBoris G Sobolev
Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 6:85. 2006..Therefore, we sought to improve the estimates of the risk of death associated with delayed surgical treatment of coronary artery disease...
- Prioritisation of patients on waiting lists for hip and knee arthroplasties and cataract surgery: Instruments validationAlejandro Allepuz
Quality in Health Care Area, Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Carrer de Roc Boronat, 81 95 segona planta 08005, Barcelona, Spain
BMC Health Serv Res 8:76. 2008..The aim of the study was to assess their convergent and discriminant validity and inter-observer reliability...
- Pooled cataract waiting lists: views of hospital consultants, general practitioners and patientsMahesh Ramchandani
Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital NHS Trust, Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
J R Soc Med 95:598-600. 2002..The model could be applied to other routine surgical procedures such as hip replacement, herniorrhaphy and prostatectomy...
- Waiting times and socioeconomic status: evidence from EnglandMauro Laudicella
Imperial College Business School and Centre for Health Policy, Tanaka Building, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Soc Sci Med 74:1331-41. 2012..We find no evidence that differences in severity explain the social gradient in waiting times...
- Waiting time for breast cancer treatment in AlbertaAlyssa D Reed
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary AB
Can J Public Health 95:341-5. 2004..women with breast cancer relative to Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology (CSSO) recommendations? Second, does patient age, cancer stage, patient community size, and year of diagnosis have a significant relationship to waiting time?..
- Current status of transplantation and organ donation in the Balkans--could it be improved through the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) initiative?Goce Spasovski
University Department of Nephrology, Skopje, R Macedonia
Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:1319-23. 2012..include advancing living and deceased donation through regular public education, creating current and accurate waiting lists and increasing the number of educated transplant nephrologists and hospital coordinators...
- Evaluation of supply-side initiatives to improve access to coronary bypass surgeryBoris G Sobolev
School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 12:311. 2012..We sought to determine whether the year of decision to proceed with non-emergency coronary bypass surgery had an effect on time to surgery...
- Increasing organ donation and transplantation: the U.S. experience over the past decadeJames J Wynn
Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
Transpl Int 24:324-32. 2011..Despite these initiatives, the disparity between organ demand and supply has continued to grow, primarily as a result of marked increase in the number of candidates awaiting kidney transplantation...
- Explicit rationing of elective services: implementing the New Zealand reformsKevin Dew
Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
Health Policy 74:1-12. 2005..For many surgical specialties implicit rationing will continue to play a major part in determining access to surgery unless validated and reliable CPAC tools can be developed...
- Pediatric transplantation in the United States, 1995-2004S C Sweet
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
Am J Transplant 6:1132-52. 2006..It also identifies themes warranting further consideration, including organ availability, adolescent survival and challenges facing pediatric transplant clinical research...
- Waiting lists for radiation therapy: a case studyD P D'Souza
Department of Radiation Oncology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, McMaster University, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 1:3. 2001Why waiting lists arise and how to address them remains unclear, and an improved understanding of these waiting list "dynamics" could lead to better management...
- Generic waiting lists for routine spinal surgeryP Leach
Department of Neurosurgery, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK
J R Soc Med 97:119-20. 2004National Health Service Hospitals are under pressure to reduce waiting lists within the constraints of a limited infrastructure. We implemented two systems to reduce waiting times for elective non-complex spinal surgery...
- Implementation of the British Thoracic Society recommendations for organising the care of patients with lung cancer: the surgeon's perspectiveJ Lee
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital, London, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 84:304-8. 2002..BTS recommendations to respiratory physicians for organising the care of patients with lung cancer. Thorax 1998; 53 (Suppl 1): S1-81...
- Equity in Canadian health care: does socioeconomic status affect waiting times for elective surgery?Samuel E D Shortt
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen s University, Kingston, ON
CMAJ 168:413-6. 2003..In a universal health care system such as Canada's, it is important to determine if waiting times vary by socioeconomic status (SES). We compared waiting times for elective surgery of patients living in low and high socioeconomic areas...
- Improvement of Liver Transplantation by a Sphingosine Kinase InhibitorZhi Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2010..is limited by a severe shortage of usable donor livers, resulting in the deaths of patients on recipient waiting lists. Ischemia-reperfusion injury plays an essential role in the initial poor function and consequent failure of ..
- Prime/Boost Vaccine to Prevent Hepatocellular CarcinomaJOHN HAYWARD ELDRIDGE; Fiscal Year: 2012..HCV is the most frequent indication for liver transplantation in US;the number of patients on transplant waiting lists has doubled in the past 5 years, and about 50 percent of these patients die while awaiting an organ.
- The impact of the unfolded protein responses on steatosisKIRSTEN C SADLER EDEPLI; Fiscal Year: 2013..progress to advanced stages, the management of these patients alone will overwhelm clinics, liver transplant waiting lists and health care budgets...
- Suboxone and Methadone for HIV Risk Reduction in Subutex InjectorsGEORGE EDWARD WOODY; Fiscal Year: 2010..obtain pilot data on how to treat it because the concentration of buprenorphine injectors is high, there are waiting lists for agonist treatment, and patient recruitment should not be a problem...
- The Cytoskeletal System in Preservation InjuryMartin J Mangino; Fiscal Year: 2013..However, the severe organ shortage leaves thousands in the US to suffer and die on waiting lists. Expanding the donor pool to include high risk donors may solve this shortage if those grafts could be ..
- Mindfulness and Acceptance Applied in Colleges Through Web-Based Guided Self-HelpJacqueline Pistorello; Fiscal Year: 2011..format would reduce counselors'workload for each client, improving cost- effectiveness and reducing waiting lists. This product would both treat students through a series of self-help modules and train CCC counselors in how ..
- Information and Financial Interventions for Kidney Donation in African AmericansLEIGH E BOULWARE; Fiscal Year: 2011..g. waiting lists and immunological incompatibility), but minorities are less likely to receive living related kidney ..
- Preschool, Home, and School Contexts as Determinants of the Impacts of Head StartElizabeth T Gershoff; Fiscal Year: 2013..of 3- and 4-year-old low income children attending Head Start, along with one control group of children on waiting lists for Head Start in the HSIS...
- ENHANCING FUNCTION OF FRAIL ELDERS BY MODIFYING THE HOMELaura Gitlin; Fiscal Year: 2003..The study will enroll 318 community-living elders 70 + years of age from the waiting lists of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the Area Agency on Aging...
- Identifying the cognitive traits of successful companion dogsBrian Hare; Fiscal Year: 2013..The high attrition rate makes these animals costly and leads to long waiting lists of those in need...
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES FOR DUALLY DIAGNOSED HOMELESSLaura Blankertz; Fiscal Year: 1990..a substance abuse rehabilitation agency) and one nonequivalent control group comprised of individuals on the waiting lists of the two programs...
- RELOCATION OF ETHNIC ELDERS--DECISIONS AND SEQUELAERebecca Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2003..In Phase 2, elders recruited from nursing home waiting lists will complete study instruments (n=70 African-Americans, 70 Hispanics and 70 Caucasians)...
- MOTTEP--PREVENTING THE NEEDClive Callender; Fiscal Year: 2005..Minorities are 25% of the population, but greater than 40% of the number on transplant waiting lists and more than 50% on kidney transplant waiting lists...
- LOWER INFECTIOUS RISK DONOR PIGS FOR XENOTRANSPLANTATIONClive Patience; Fiscal Year: 2000..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: The critical worldwide shortage of donor organs and ever-increasing waiting lists for organ recipients have long been recognized...
- Hepatocyte Growth Factor Mimetic for Liver FibrosisPETER MENTO; Fiscal Year: 2003..organs available for transplantation has plateaued and living related donor transplants have not shortened waiting lists. Hence, there is a critical need for potent antifibrotic therapies...
- TRAINING DIRECT CARE STAFF TO SUPPORT SELF-DETERMINATIONELIZABETH THORIN; Fiscal Year: 2002..out in favor of community placements, and states across the country scramble to meet the needs of thousands on waiting lists for community services, support agencies are pressured to continually recruit and train new staff...
- INSTITUTIONALIZATION & LIFE COURSE NARRATIVE IN OLD AGEJaber Gubrium; Fiscal Year: 1990..aged persons: (a) 30 community residents not anticipating institutionalization, (b) 30 community residents on waiting lists for nursing home placement, (c) 30 nursing home residents who have resided in a facility for at least one year,..
- T CELL DIVISION, SURVIVAL AND MEMORY IN TRANSPLANTATIONAndrew Wells; Fiscal Year: 2002..the sine qua non of "sensitized" patients, and a major contributor to extended times on transplant waiting lists)...
- COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY-BASED AIDS OUTREACH/COUNSELINGSally Stevens; Fiscal Year: 1991..Using five outreach modalities (street, treatment waiting lists, criminal justice, health systems and sexual partners), 2700 subjects consisting of IVDAs and their sexual ..
- Migratory Properties of CD8 T CellsUlrich von Andrian; Fiscal Year: 2005..User demand for access to the established facility far exceeds its capacity, which has caused month-long waiting lists and severely restricts investigators' ability to make progress in NIH-funded research projects...
- PRODUCTION OF Alpha-1,3-GALACTOSYLTRANSFERASE DEFICIENTRobert Hawley; Fiscal Year: 2000..However, there is a critical worldwide shortage of organs and increasingly large waiting lists have been established for potential organ transplant recipients...
- Regulation of GnRH Neuronal Development by FGF SignalingJohn Gill; Fiscal Year: 2005..Critical stages of GnRH neuron development will be evaluated in mice to discern the functional contribution of FGF signaling in this important neuroendocrine system. ..
- Quality of Life Therapy for Adults with ESRD Awaiting Renal TransplantationJames Rodrigue; Fiscal Year: 2007..These benefits have the potential to extend the QOL outcomes otherwise derived from transplantation alone. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- EVALUATION OF A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF ORGAN DONATIONJames Rodrigue; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular CarcinomaRichard Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2005..Furthermore, these analyses will serve to support future developments of prospective clinical trials. ..
- NEWBORN GENETIC SCREENING:FOR WHOSE BENEFIT?Lainie Ross; Fiscal Year: 2005..OUTCOMES: The major outcomes will be a series of peer-reviewed articles and a full-length book entitled Newborn Genetic Screening: In whose Interest? For whose Benefit? ..
- Genes Related to HCC Progression in LD and DD TransplantRobert A Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- Long-term Outcome: Transplant for Alcohol Liver DiseaseAndrea F DiMartini; Fiscal Year: 2010..We also expect to use these data to develop treatment intervention studies for the future. ..
- Lung Transplant for COPD: Outcomes/Technology AssessmentRoger D Yusen; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study will attempt to determine the survival and quality of life effects of LTx on patients with COPD in the new donor lung allocation system. ..
- NASD Academic ED Collaborative - UC San DiegoTheodore Chan; Fiscal Year: 2004..UCSD ED investigators will be responsible for following up on difficult to reach) patients. Local data and survey results will be submitted to the R-25 and R-21 sites for analysis. ..
- Race & Viral Resistance in Chronic Hepatitis C (VIRAHEP*Robert Brown; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- ISCHEMIC INJURY IN CADAVER DONORS FOR LUNG TRANSPLANTThomas Egan; Fiscal Year: 2003..This will facilitate the introduction of lung retrieval for transplant from NHBDs, which has the potential to extend the lives of thousands of Americans suffering with a variety of lung diseases. ..
- Endothelial Transmigration Across the RPE BarrierMary Elizabeth Hartnett; Fiscal Year: 2005..Increased knowledge of the mechanisms that cause this destructive phenomenon may lead to future means to prevent CNV in the neurosensory retina, and thus, reduce vision loss in AMD. ..
- Neural Mechanisms of Compulsive HoardingDavid Tolin; Fiscal Year: 2009..We will use cutting-edge data analytic procedures to examine patterns of interrelated neural activation as well as the time course of activation across the decision making process. ..
- Behavioral Treatment of High Blood PressureJames Blumenthal; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- C/EBP, p300 and atrogin-1 in muscle wastingAmy Evenson; Fiscal Year: 2005..The use of cultured muscle cells will allow for defining mechanisms of muscle wasting at the gene level. ..
- The Computer Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT)Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., JCAHO) and to facilitate financial reimbursement of tobacco counseling covered by Medicare and other third party providers. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Multicenter Pilot Studies for ED Tobacco InterventionsEdwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Stepped Care for Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderDavid Tolin; Fiscal Year: 2008..However, because of the novelty of this approach extensive protocol development and pilot research via this R34 application is needed before the program can be truly operational. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Race and Health Outcomes Associated with ObesityChristina Wee; Fiscal Year: 2009..Our findings could also guide the setting of public health priorities and the targeting of specific initiatives to reduce racial disparities in healthcare and mortality. ..
- A Decision Support Tool for Adult Sickle Cell Emergency Department PatientsPaula Tanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010..This knowledge will position the candidate to launch a research career as an investigator who will conduct projects aimed at scientifically evaluating mechanisms to improve the care of persons with SCD in the ED setting. ..
- Entry Into Comprehensive Methadone Treatment Via Interim MaintenanceRobert P Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2010DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As a result of inadequate funding for treatment, waiting lists for opioid treatment programs (OTPs) persist, and new and more effective approaches for expanding treatment access and improving ..
- EXERCISE TRAINING AND DEPRESSION IN OLDER ADULTSJames Blumenthal; Fiscal Year: 2004..The study also will provide information regarding the relationship between vascular depression and various indices of vascular and neurocognitive function, and the extent to which these indices may be modifiable by treatment. ..
- Treatment of Compulsive HoardingGail Steketee; Fiscal Year: 2005..Predictors of outcome will be examined. ..
- Liver Regeneration in the Transplant SettingKIM MARIE OLTHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2010..Understanding the mechanistic biology of graft recovery and pathways of liver regeneration will provide important data for designing treatment modalities that will prevent injury and enhance recovery and regeneration. ..
- Health Domain Importance in the Aging Stroke PatientJ Swan; Fiscal Year: 2002..g., demographics, cumulative illness ratings, depression screening, and stroke severity. Importance rankings will be compared to these variables for meaningful trends. ..
- ANABOLIC STEROIDS AND EXERCISE IN HEMODIALYSISKIRSTEN JOHANSEN; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- FLUOXETINE & COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN SOCIAL PHOBIAEdna Foa; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- NALTREXONE AND CBT FOR PATIENTS WITH ALCOHOLISM AND PTSDEdna Foa; Fiscal Year: 2008..Therefore the findings from this study will be highly credible and should impact significantly on treatment recommendations for this impaired population. ..
- Psychopathology of Compulsive HoardingGail Steketee; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Therapeutic Community and Opioid Replacement TherapyJames Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2005..The research is an important part of the effort to further link the TC and opioid replacement treatment modalities. ..
- St. John's Wort for tobacco cessationAmit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2006..This study is anticipated to provide the data needed to develop a larger randomized controlled clinical trial submitted through the R01 funding mechanism to NCCAM. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FAST TRACK INTERVENTIONEDWARD FOSTER; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., special education); (4) collection and processing of administrative data (e.g., on welfare receipt); (5) development and estimation of statistical models used to predict future social costs. ..
- Assessing Individual Preferences for End-of-Life CareCindy Bryce; Fiscal Year: 2006..Finally, exploring interactions among domains will help researchers better understand how improving (or otherwise changing) 1 domain will impact patients' EOL experiences. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Neurohormonal Effects of Massage TherapyTiffany Field; Fiscal Year: 2007..The K05 would allow me to increase my research time including being mentored and mentoring students from 25 to 75% time. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Volume-Outcomes in Incontinence SurgeryJennifer Anger; Fiscal Year: 2005..The primary outcome will be re-operation rates, repeat sling procedures (for failures), and other postoperative complications, stratified by high and low volume surgeons and hospitals. ..
- MENTORED STUDY OF RENAL TRANSPLANT ALLOCATION EFFICIENCYMark Schnitzler; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Effects of N-acetylcystein on Muscle Fatigue in ESRDKIRSTEN JOHANSEN; Fiscal Year: 2007..To determine whether patients with ESRD generate excessive oxidative stress in response to exercise and whether muscle fatigue can be ameliorated by short-term treatment with N-acetylcysteine. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- DAART+ AS A STRUCTURAL HIV INTERVENTION IN METHADONE MAINTENANCEJames Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- The Dynamic Assessment and Referral System for Substance Abuse (DARSSA)Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2006..g., Medicare). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- HOSTILITY REDUCTION AND AUTONOMIC CONTROL OF THE HEARTRichard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- School Wide Prevention of Risk Factors for Drug AbuseTed Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Cytokine-induced depression & the serotonin transporterRichard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Brief Intervention for Alcohol Abusing StudentsKen Winters; Fiscal Year: 2007..Several mediators and moderators of intervention effects will be examined. ..
- Brief Intervention for Drug Abusing StudentsKen Winters; Fiscal Year: 2005..Several mediators and moderators of intervention effects will be examined. ..
- ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENT DRUG ABUSERSKen Winters; Fiscal Year: 2001..Aim 5: To describe the antecedents of drug use lapse and relapse in the young adult target sample at year 4. ..
- PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC STRESS, EXERCISE AND AUTONOMIC CONTROLRichard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2001..A series of hypotheses will test the impact of aerobic conditioning on autonomic control of the heart, BPV responses to challenge, mood, and BPV throughout the day. ..
- Behavioral Ecology and Hostility & Cardiac ANS ControlRichard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2007..Thus, we expect to demonstrate how personality traits, in combination with social interactions and behavior throughout the day, drive the risk of CHD through an autonomic mechanism. ..