A pathologist and radiologists jointly review diagnostic test findings and develop care plans, leading to improved care of patients being screened for breast cancer.
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.
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.
Mobile kiosks enhance access to health information for low-income women with limited literacy, leading to increased motivation to adopt healthier behaviors.
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.
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 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, telehealth-enabled symptom monitoring combined with as-needed interactions with a nurse reduced unexpected clinic visits and inpatient use among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Multidisciplinary teams rehearse the most common emergency situations that can occur during a delivery, leading to improved responses and better outcomes during real emergencies.
By “nesting” a weekly gynecologic clinic into their HIV program, Christiana Care reduces barriers to screening and preventive care for female patients.