Comprehensive Screening, Guideline-Based Treatment, and Self-Management Support Enhanced Access to Asthma Care, Reduced Hospitalizations and Costs
The Urban Health Plan Asthma Relief Street program provides standardized, comprehensive asthma screening, guideline-based treatment, education, and self-management support, leading to more people being diagnosed and treated, fewer hospitalizations, and overall cost savings.
Hospital–Community Organization Partnership Uses Culturally Competent Community Health Workers To Support Latino Families With Asthmatic Children, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
In a partnership between a hospital and four community-based organizations, bilingual community health workers help low-income, predominantly Latino families with asthmatic children better manage the disease, leading to fewer asthma-related symptoms, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed school days.
Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices
Practice enhancement assistants improve patient care through practice audits and feedback, staff training, sharing of innovative ideas, and support in the development of systems and infrastructure.
Chronic Care and Disease Management Improves Health, Reduces Costs for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions in an Integrated Health System
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
Clinics and Hospitals Use Trained, Certified Community Members To Screen and Support Primary Care and Postdischarge Patients, Reducing Physician Visits and Costs
Specially trained and certified lay workers known as "Grand-Aides" use illness-specific protocols to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment in primary care settings and to ease the transition from hospital to home after discharge. The primary care-based program has reduced unnecessary visits and demonstrated the potential to reduce costs. Early data from one hospital program show significant reductions in readmissions.
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This six-page brochure contains commonly asked questions about hemochromatosis.
This Web site, for health care providers, offers “how to” resources on using technology to assist care coordination and improve the independence of older adults.
Breast Cancer Follow-Up & Management in the Adjuvant Setting Slide Set and Surveillance Flow Sheet: 2006 Update
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened an Expert Panel to review and update evidence-based strategies for breast cancer followup and management in asymptomatic patients following primary, curative therapy. The Panel observed the 1996 outcomes criteria that justify the use of a drug or technology in the guideline development process. Therapy was recommended when compelling positive effects to survival, quality of life, and/or cost-effectiveness was demonstrated.
Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: 2005 Update, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2005 Guideline Update Slide Set
This slideshow summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO's) guidelines for the surveillance of patients following treatment for stage II or III colorectal cancer.
Opioid Dosing Guideline for Chronic Noncancer Pain
This guideline for primary care providers is a resource for treating adult patients for chronic noncancer pain. It provides information on the scope of the challenge, recommendations for prudent prescribing and monitoring, advice on how to get consultative assistance, and resources for educating patients.