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.
Public Health-Led Disease Management Programs Improve Outcomes for Individuals With Diabetes and Children With Asthma
A county health department implemented disease management programs for uninsured and underinsured, low-income diabetes, asthma, and heart failure patients, leading to improved outcomes.
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.
Care Coordinators Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Veterans via Messaging Device, Leading to Lower Inpatient Utilization and Costs
Care coordinators remotely monitor veterans with chronic medical conditions via home telehealth devices, leading to reductions in hospital admissions, bed days, and care costs and to high levels of patient satisfaction.
Case Managers Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Each Day, Reducing Mortality and Costs
Case managers remotely monitor Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions via a messaging device that asks and records answers to disease-specific and general health questions each day, leading to lower mortality and costs.
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.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Team Approach To Improving Quality of Life
This tool provides patient information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how pulmonary rehabilitation can reduce the impact of COPD and other chronic lung diseases.
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).