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Joint Radiologist–Pathologist Review of Diagnostic Findings Improves Care of Patients Being Screened for Breast Cancer 11/30/09

A pathologist and radiologists jointly review diagnostic test findings and develop care plans, leading to improved care of patients being screened for breast cancer.

Nurse-Led Home Visits, Group Counseling Reduce Risky Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Improve Family/School Connectedness and Grades Among Sexually Exploited Runaway Girls 10/28/09

A nurse-led program that combines home visits and group counseling reduced risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections while also improving levels of connectedness to family and school and grades among sexually assaulted or exploited runaway girls.

Multifaceted Program Reduces Decision-to-Incision Time and Increases Rate of On-time Starts for Emergency Cesarean Deliveries 09/16/09

A multifaceted program in a rural, community hospital reduced mean decision-to-incision time for emergency cesarean deliveries and increased adherence to guidelines that recommend that such deliveries begin in less than 30 minutes.

Interactive Kiosks Enhance Access to Health Care Information for Underserved Women, Leading to Increased Motivation to Adopt Healthier Behaviors 06/23/09

Mobile kiosks enhance access to health information for low-income women with limited literacy, leading to increased motivation to adopt healthier behaviors.

Church-Sponsored, Barbershop-Based Program Enhances Access to Screenings and Followup Care for African-American Men in Harlem 05/26/09

A church-sponsored, barbershop-based program enhances access to screening and treatment for hypertension, diabetes, and prostate and colon cancers for African-American men in Harlem.

Telephone Counseling by Trained Volunteers Cuts Rate of Postnatal Depression Nearly in Half 03/06/09

Trained volunteers who have experienced and recovered from postnatal depression provide phone-based peer counseling to new, at-risk mothers over a 12-week period, leading to a significant reduction in postnatal depression.

Biweekly Counseling Helps Rural Women Maintain Weight Loss, With Telephone Contact Less Costly Than In-Person Sessions 02/05/09

Biweekly counseling over a 1-year period helped rural women who completed a lifestyle intervention maintain their weight loss, with telephone-based counseling being less expensive and time-consuming than face-to-face group sessions.

Daily Remote Monitoring and As-Needed Nurse Contacts Reduce Unexpected Clinic Visits, Hospitalizations for Chemotherapy Patients 01/28/09

Daily, telehealth-enabled symptom monitoring combined with as-needed interactions with a nurse reduced unexpected clinic visits and inpatient use among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Rehearsing Team Care for Relatively Rare Obstetric Emergencies Leads to Improved Outcomes 01/22/09

Multidisciplinary teams rehearse the most common emergency situations that can occur during a delivery, leading to improved responses and better outcomes during real emergencies.

Co-Locating Gynecologic Services Within an HIV Clinic Increases Cervical Cancer Screening Rates, Leading to Identification and Treatment of Many Cancer Cases 11/19/08

By “nesting” a weekly gynecologic clinic into their HIV program, Christiana Care reduces barriers to screening and preventive care for female patients.

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