Patient self-management

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Children's Hospital–Based Safety Store Offers Low-Cost and Free Child Safety Products, Leading to Reports of Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented 01/18/09

A children's hospital–based, nonprofit store offers low-cost and/or free child safety products, including products specifically designed for children with special needs; anecdotal evidence suggests that the program has saved lives and prevented injuries.

Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes 10/28/08

The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.

Web-Facilitated Home Monitoring and Ongoing Pharmacist Support Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients 09/22/08

A patient-centered model of care for controlling hypertension incorporates three elements: education and training on use of an existing Web-based system, home monitoring of blood pressure, and periodic contact from pharmacists to review blood pressure readings and adjust therapy as needed.

Mailed Reminders to Heart Attack Patients Improve Compliance With Beta Blocker Medication Regimen 07/28/08

Four health maintenance organizations send two reminder letters to encourage recent heart attack patients to take their beta blocker medication as prescribed and to renew their prescriptions as needed.

Fall Prevention Education and Outreach Reduces Injuries and Use of Fall-Related Medical Services Among Community-Dwelling Seniors 07/24/08

The Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention initiative encourages clinicians and other individuals who work with seniors to incorporate assessment and management of the risk of falls into their everyday practices.

Individualized, In-Home Program Identifies and Addresses Environmental Problems That Can Worsen Asthma Control 04/30/08

A health plan's individualized, in-home, environmental asthma intervention program targets all pediatric members with confirmed allergies to indoor allergens and symptomatic asthma. During multiple in-home visits, trained asthma counselors provide education, perform an environmental assessment, demonstrate intervention equipment, devise a written care plan, and assess and address psychosocial issues.

Membership Program Provides Community-Dwelling Seniors With Access to Wide Array of Health and Social Services, Helping Them Remain in Their Homes 04/22/08

Beacon Hill Village offers a membership program that provides access to or discounts on a wide array of health care and social support services that are designed to allow people 50 years and older to maintain their health status and independence and thus stay in their own homes as they age (rather than moving to an expensive long-term care facility).

Worksite Wellness Program Uses Financial Incentives and Creative Programming to Reduce Absenteeism and Its Related Costs 02/26/08

The Washoe County School District in Reno, NV, developed a worksite wellness program that promotes personal responsibility for health by offering fun and creative wellness programs and instituting a monthly payroll deduction that is waived if the employee meets certain screening criteria.

At-Home Palliative Care for Veterans Enhances Medication Adherence and Connections With Families and Providers, While Also Lowering Costs 02/20/08

The Advanced Illness Palliative Care program is a multidisciplinary initiative that provides care management and palliative care to chronically or terminally ill veterans in their homes via telehealth technology.

Peer Coaching Combined With Nurse Outreach Improves Adherence to Medical Recommendations Among Elderly Cardiac Patients Who Live Alone Following Discharge 02/12/08

A nurse-guided, patient-centered approach combines ongoing peer support from a trained elder with home visits and followup phone calls from an advanced practice nurse for unpartnered, elderly patients who are discharged from the hospital after a heart attack or bypass surgery. The program is intended to encourage compliance with medication regimens and recommended lifestyle changes, with the goal of reducing hospital readmissions. A 247-patient randomized controlled trial found that the program improved adherence to medical recommendations and reduced hospitalizations due to cardiac-related complications but failed to reduce overall hospital readmissions.

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