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See detailHerpes zoster in patients treated with biologicals
FAILLA, Valérie ULg; JACQUES, Jessica ULg; CASTRONOVO, Charlotte ULg et al

in Dermatology (2012)

Background : The incidence and severity of herpes zoster (HZ) appear increased in patients receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists. Objective : To study the incidence and clinical features of HZ ... [more ▼]

Background : The incidence and severity of herpes zoster (HZ) appear increased in patients receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists. Objective : To study the incidence and clinical features of HZ in 1,220 patients (4.206 patient-years) receiving either adalimumab, etanercept, infliximumab, rituximab or ustekinumab. Results: Twenty-two HZ cases were identified (1.26% of total cohort; adalimumab: 11/1,546 patient-years, incidence rate (IR) 7.1; etanercept: 4/789 patient-years, IR5.1; rituximab: 1/168 patient-years, IR 5.2; ustekinumab: 2/37 patient-years, IR53.5; infliximab: 4/1.666 patient-years, IR 2.4). The time to event varied widely (1.5-108 months). Extensive HZ was reported in 45 and 32% of the cases, respectively. Persistent postzoster neuralgia (PHN;>6months) was observed in 5/20 patients. Conclusions: The Hz incidence was 2.1-fold higher among patients over 60 years, compared with a reference population, although not statistically significant. Severe, multidermatomal HZ and persistent PHN were common. [less ▲]

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See detailRetrospective medical record evaluation: reliability in assessing causation, preventability, and disability of adverse events.
Verelst, Sandra; JACQUES, Jessica ULg; Van den Heede, Koen et al

in International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance (2012), 25(8), 649-62

PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to assess the reliability of an in-depth analysis on causation, preventability, and disability by two separate review teams on five selected adverse events in acute ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to assess the reliability of an in-depth analysis on causation, preventability, and disability by two separate review teams on five selected adverse events in acute hospitals: pressure ulcer, postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, postoperative sepsis, ventilator-associated pneumonia and postoperative wound infection. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The analysis uses a retrospective medical record review of 1,515 patient records by two independent teams in eight acute Belgian hospitals for the year 2005. The Mann-Whitney U-test is used to identify significant differences between the two review teams regarding occurrence of adverse events as well as regarding the degree of causation, preventability, and disability of found adverse events. FINDINGS: Team 1 stated a high probability for health care management causation in 95.5 per cent of adverse events in contrast to 38.9 per cent by Team 2. Likewise, high preventability was considered in 83.1 per cent of cases by Team 1 versus 51.7 per cent by Team 2. Significant differences in degree of disability between the two teams were also found for pressure ulcers, postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis and postoperative wound infection, but not for postoperative sepsis and ventilator-associated pneumonia. ORIGINALITY/VALUE: New insight on the degree of and reasons for the huge differences in adverse event evaluation is provided. [less ▲]

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See detailPatient out-of-pocket contributions related to hip fracture hospital costs in Belgium
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ULg; Gathon, Henry-Jean ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2011, March), 22(Suppl.1), 333

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See detailAssessing the causes inducing lengthening of hospital stays by means of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol.
Fontaine, Pierre ULg; Jacques, Jessica ULg; Gillain, Daniel ULg et al

in Health Policy (2011)

OBJECTIVES: The objective is to evaluate the use of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) as a screening tool for determining the causes of the non-justified days to help hospitals to decrease the ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: The objective is to evaluate the use of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) as a screening tool for determining the causes of the non-justified days to help hospitals to decrease the length of stay while preserving the quality of care. METHODS: Three successive cross-sectional surveys were conducted from 2003 till 2005, in 23 Belgian hospitals. During this period, 10921 days were audited by means of the AEP. This study is focused on adult acute non-intensive care units. The appropriateness of each day of the sample was assessed, and for those considered as inappropriate, the reasons explaining the prolongation of the stay were investigated. RESULTS: The proportion of inappropriate days was 24.61%. There is a high variability across specialties and hospitals. Regarding inappropriate days, the analysis of causes of prolongation, globally, by bed index or by hospital, indicated clearly internal and external factors that lengthen stays. The most frequent reasons are waits for an examination (22%) and the lack of extra-hospital structures (31%). CONCLUSIONS: The use of AEP as a tool of internal audit to measure the proportion of non-justified days and their causes turns out to be possible and the obtained results has provided some accurate and useful information for the participating, and allowed them to take concrete decisions which lead to shrinking of the length of hospital stay. [less ▲]

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See detailComorbidity in Autism Spectrum
Philippe, Paule ULg; Scholl, Jean-Marc ULg; Jacques, Jessica ULg

in Psychiatria Danubina (2010), 22(S1), 158-60

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See detailValidation of Hospital Administrative Dataset for adverse event screening.
Verelst, S.; Jacques, Jessica ULg; Van den Heede, K. et al

in Quality & Safety in Health Care (2010)

Objective To assess whether the Belgian Hospital Discharge Dataset (B-HDDS) is a valid source for the detection of adverse events in acute hospitals. Design, setting and participants Retrospective review ... [more ▼]

Objective To assess whether the Belgian Hospital Discharge Dataset (B-HDDS) is a valid source for the detection of adverse events in acute hospitals. Design, setting and participants Retrospective review of 1515 patient records in eight acute Belgian hospitals for the year 2005. Main outcome measures Predictive value of the B-HDDS and medical record reviews and degree of correspondence between the B-HDDS and medical record reviews for five indicators: pressure ulcer, postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, postoperative sepsis, ventilator-associated pneumonia and postoperative wound infection. Results Postoperative wound infection received the highest positive predictive value (62.3%), whereas postoperative sepsis and ventilator-associated pneumonia were rated as only 44.2% and 29.9% respectively. Excluding present on admission from the screening substantially decreased the positive predictive value of pressure ulcer from 74.5% to 54.3%, as pressure ulcers present on admission were responsible for more B-HDDS-medical record mismatches than any other indicator. Over half (56.8%) of false-positive cases for postoperative sepsis were due to a lack of specificity of the ICD-9-CM code, whereas in 58.6% of false-positive cases for ventilator-associated pneumonia, clinical criteria appeared to be too stringent. Conclusions The B-HDDS has the potential to accurately detect some but not all adverse events. Adding a code 'present on admission' and improving the ICD-9-CM codes might already partially improve the correspondence between the B-HDDS and the medical record review. [less ▲]

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See detailCentre de Ressources Autisme Liège
Philippe, Paule ULg; Jacques, Jessica ULg

Poster (2009)

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See detailDetection of Adverse Events in Administrative Data
Gillet, Pierre ULg; Kolh, Philippe ULg; Sermeus, W. et al

Report (2008)

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See detailPatient safety indicators
Jacques, Jessica ULg; Gillet, Pierre ULg

Report (2007)

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See detailEtude des disparités de la chirurgie élective en Belgique
Jacques, Jessica ULg; Gillain, Daniel ULg; Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg et al

Report (2006)

La chirurgie élective recouvre les interventions qui peuvent normalement être programmées calmement sans danger immédiat pour la santé du patient. Naïvement, on pourrait s’attendre à ce que cette ... [more ▼]

La chirurgie élective recouvre les interventions qui peuvent normalement être programmées calmement sans danger immédiat pour la santé du patient. Naïvement, on pourrait s’attendre à ce que cette caractéristique contribue à des décisions d’intervention mûrement réfléchies et donc à peu de disparités entre les pratiques. Et pourtant on découvre dans la littérature internationale que le lieu de résidence du patient influence nettement la probabilité de subir certaines interventions. Ces différences sont-elles aussi observées en Belgique ? Quelle intervention, de la cataracte, du syndrome du canal carpien ou de la sténose carotidienne, présente la plus grande variabilité ? Où fait-on le plus d’arthroscopies en Belgique ? La prothèse totale de hanche et la prothèse totale de genou sont-elles liées géographiquement ? Et qu’en est-il de la césarienne, dont on a encore récemment beaucoup entendu parler dans l’actualité, pour la proportion inquiétante de césariennes dans certains hôpitaux ? Illustrer simplement les différences de pratique ne suffit pas. Classiquement, il s’agit ensuite d’essayer d’éliminer l’effet de plusieurs variables qui pourraient objectivement expliquer les différences observées, comme des comorbidités, des variables socioéconomiques, des facteurs d’offre médicale, … Mais les disparités de pratique subsistent en Belgique même après avoir éliminé l’effet de ces variables. Ceci avait déjà été mis en évidence dans des études précédentes. On débouche alors inévitablement sur un questionnement à propos de l’opportunité des soins. Cette recherche démontre que pour certaines interventions, il est possible de mettre en évidence une association entre « trop de soins donnés » et des « soins médicalement inopportuns ». Mais ce n’est pas toujours le cas, le questionnement reste alors entier et l’instauration de mesures qui viseraient à diminuer des différences non justifiées reste à l’ordre du jour. Une collaboration de fond avec les acteurs de terrain pour chaque domaine spécifique est un « must », comme le prouve cette étude. En outre, cette étude a montré une fois de plus que la Belgique est riche en bases de données qui ne demandent qu’à être exploitées, pas seulement par le KCE mais aussi par tous les autres acteurs qui cherchent à utiliser le plus efficacement possible les moyens disponibles pour offrir à tous les patients les meilleurs soins. [less ▲]

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See detailDo patients with osteoporotic hip fracture recover their initial health-related quality of life?
Ethgen, Olivier ULg; Tancredi, Annalisa ULg; Jacques, Jessica ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 50

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