Accountable Care Organization Featuring Shared Global Risk Stimulates Development of Initiatives To Improve Care, Reduces Inpatient Use and Costs
Partners in an accountable care organization share risk via an annual global budget and implement initiatives to improve efficiency and quality, leading to reductions in hospital use and overall health care costs.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors
A mental and behavioral health team periodically works onsite at health plan centers to facilitate patient access to mental health services, reducing psychiatric inpatient utilization and generating high levels of staff satisfaction.
Multidisciplinary Family Clinic Increases Access to Care for Inner-City Residents, Leading to Improved Outcomes and High Patient Satisfaction
To meet the needs of the surrounding community, 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University employs a multidisciplinary model of care, offering residents a wide variety of health and wellness services regardless of their ability to pay.
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Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond the ICU
This tool provides patients with information about mechanical ventilation in settings outside the intensive care unit.
Best Practice Intervention Tools for Fall Prevention
This Best Practice Intervention Package was designed for use by any home health agency to help prevent falls.
A Guide to Quality in Consumer-Directed Services
This guide is designed to provide States and programs involved in consumer-directed services for individuals with disabilities with a practical handbook on ensuring and improving the quality of services.
Long-Term Care Planning Tool
The Long-Term Care Planning Tool presents users with a series of questions and then calculates their long-term care costs, available services, and financing options. Other resources are also provided to assist users in understanding their long-term care options.
Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evidence-Based Practices Directory
The Support and Services at Home (SASH) model of Vermont brings a caring partnership together to support aging at home. This Directory was developed to aid the SASH programs in developing and revising their Community Healthy Aging Plans (CHAP), a key component of SASH.