Postdischarge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
An interdisciplinary care management program that integrates medical and social care for low-income elderly patients with chronic illnesses reduces care costs and improves self-reported health status.
Statewide Measurement and Reporting System Stimulates Quality Improvement in Targeted Clinical Areas, Becomes Standard for Local and National Pay-for-Performance Programs
A statewide measurement and reporting system serves as a single, comprehensive, credible source of information on provider performance, leading to significant improvements in performance over time and to adoption and use of the system by local and national payers and other organizations.
Counseling and Care Coordination for Patients With Advanced Illness Lead to More Patients Completing Advance Directives and Less Use of Inpatient Care
Counseling and care coordination for patients with advanced illnesses improved patient–provider communication and the quality of medical care and decisionmaking support, leading to more patients completing advance directives and lower inpatient care requirements.
Group Primary Care Visits Improve Outcomes for Patients With Chronic Conditions
Hill Physicians Medical Group offers 60- to 90-minute group appointments for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as menopause, prenatal care, and precolonoscopy; the program has led to improved outcomes for diabetes patients and anecdotal reports of higher patient and physician satisfaction and reduced downstream utilization.
Nurse-Administered Pulmonary Protocol Increases Out-of-Bed Activity, Shortens Length of Stay, and Reduces Readmissions
A hospital uses a protocol to encourage ambulation in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, leading to a reduction in readmissions and length of stay.
Living Well With COPD: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema—
Patient Education Guide
This patient education guide provides information and important steps for better living for people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Develop Your "Hospital At Home" Program
"Hospital At Home" is an innovative health care model that can provide hospital-level care in a patient’s home as a full substitute for acute hospital care until the patient is ready for discharge to their primary care physician. The Web site contains information and tools for organizations that are considering starting their own program.
Plan Your World COPD Day Event
This guide will help organizations plan their activities for World COPD Day, an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness of and care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world.
Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention
This pocket guide is derived from the guideline, Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, developed by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).
Patient Self-Care Workbooks for COPD, Diabetes, and Heart Failure
These workbooks may be used by clinicians to help educate patients (or caregivers) about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and heart failure.