Episode of Care

Publication Title: 
Cahiers De Sociologie Et De Demographie Medicales

In Algeria, the official health policy is based on a constant principle: the implementation of a health care system patterned on the Western model. As the country is rooted in a non-Western tradition, two paradigms are competing. The article is aimed at measuring the degree of adhesion given to each paradigm (and system of reference) by the people. In short its objective is to determine how a patient believes respectively in the "western" medicine and the "traditional" on and how he accepts they coexist for alleviating his sufferings.

Author(s): 
Merzouk, M.
Publication Title: 
Cahiers De Sociologie Et De Demographie Medicales

In Algeria, the official health policy is based on a constant principle: the implementation of a health care system patterned on the Western model. As the country is rooted in a non-Western tradition, two paradigms are competing. The article is aimed at measuring the degree of adhesion given to each paradigm (and system of reference) by the people. In short its objective is to determine how a patient believes respectively in the "western" medicine and the "traditional" on and how he accepts they coexist for alleviating his sufferings.

Author(s): 
Merzouk, M.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants

This patient report concerns etiologic factors leading to a failed natural dentition, masticatory function, and poor dental esthetics in a 30-year-old woman. The surgical and restorative treatment provided for the patient was designed to address her dental phobia, location of residence, and debilitated oral condition.

Author(s): 
Balshi, Thomas J.
Wolfinger, Glenn J.
Publication Title: 
Tropical medicine & international health: TM & IH

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate treatment-seeking behaviour, financial impact and time lost due to malaria events, in southern Mozambique and eastern South Africa. METHODS: In-depth household surveys (828 in Mozambique and 827 in South Africa) were analysed. An asset index was calculated using principal component analysis to allow comparison across socio-economic groups. Direct costs of seeking care and the time lost due to malaria were determined.

Author(s): 
Castillo-Riquelme, Marianela
McIntyre, Diane
Barnes, Karen
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to present a preliminary model to identify the effects of expectancy of treatment success and the patient-provider encounter (PPE) on outcomes in an open-label randomized trial. METHODS: Eighty participants with chronic cervicogenic headache (CGH) were randomized to 4 groups: 2 levels of treatment dose (8 or 16) and 2 levels of therapy from a chiropractor (spinal manipulation or light massage). Providers were instructed to have equal enthusiasm for all care.

Author(s): 
Haas, Mitchell
Aickin, Mikel
Vavrek, Darcy
Publication Title: 
Ethnicity & Health

OBJECTIVES: To report the first-hand perspectives of older Black women within healthcare encounters that impact the trajectories of health-seeking behavior; to examine their perceptions, expectations, and beliefs about the role of cultural difference within predominantly White (US) healthcare settings; and to explore how sharing personal experiences (theirs and others') as a fund of knowledge influences ethnic notions.

Author(s): 
Sims, Colette Marie
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To explore the correspondence between "Episodes-of-Pain" and "episodes of care" for individuals with back pain. METHODS: This study was a secondary analysis of Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) 2-year longitudinal data. Individual use and utilization of back pain services were examined across ambulatory settings and providers, and linked to MEPS medical condition data to identify individuals with back pain who do not use or who delay or discontinue utilization of health services for back pain.

Author(s): 
Smith, Monica
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to define and characterize episodes of chiropractic care among older Medicare beneficiaries and to evaluate the extent to which chiropractic services were used in tandem with conventional medicine. METHODS: Medicare Part B claims histories for 1991 to 2007 were linked to the nationally representative survey on Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old baseline interviews (1993-1994) to define episodes of chiropractic sensitive care using 4 approaches.

Author(s): 
Weigel, Paula A. M.
Hockenberry, Jason M.
Bentler, Suzanne E.
Kaskie, Brian
Wolinsky, Fredric D.
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The primary goal of this investigation was to describe outpatient physical therapy treatments provided to patients with lumbar, cervical, or knee impairments. SUBJECTS: Patients in this analysis received outpatient physical therapy for a primary orthopedic complaint during July 1993 through June 1994 from one of 68 practices participating in the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes database. Data were available on 2,598 completed physical therapy episodes of care provided by 141 therapists.

Author(s): 
Jette, A. M.
Delitto, A.
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physical therapy often is used in the management of work-related low back pain (LBP). Little information, however, is known about the types of interventions used by physical therapists in the management of this condition. The objective of this study was to describe the interventions used by physical therapists in the treatment of workers with acute or subacute LBP, with or without radiating pain below the knee. SUBJECTS: Clinical management questionnaires for workers without and with radiating pain were returned by 190 and 139 physical therapists, respectively.

Author(s): 
Poitras, Stéphane
Blais, Régis
Swaine, Bonnie
Rossignol, Michel

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