Hospital inpatient—hospital type
Hospitals participating in a collaborative used screening criteria, fast-track diagnostic testing, protocols to support the prompt initiation of treatment, and ongoing monitoring to reduce sepsis mortality by 54.5 percent.
Protocol-based care management tools and simplified documentation forms embedded in the electronic medical record improve documentation, the readability of notes, and coding accuracy in military health care facilities.
A multidisciplinary hospital team reaches out to and meets with patients and family members in a compassionate, supportive manner, allowing them to better deal with the loss of a loved one or other unexpected, negative events.
The combination of clinical alerts and decision support related to abnormal laboratory values had no impact on the clinical management of patients or the frequency of adverse events.
A hospital-based food pantry and cooking classes enhance access to healthful food for low-income families, generating high levels of satisfaction and improvements in diet and health.
A scoring system assists hospital staff in selecting approaches and, if needed, assistive devices for lifting, moving, and/or repositioning patients, leading to significant reductions in staff injuries and the near elimination of lost and restricted work days caused by these injuries.
Small-group discussions and automated, interactive phone calls over a 12-week period helped low-income parents promote healthier behaviors in their overweight children, leading to reductions in body mass index and improvements in health-related quality of life.
An electronic monitoring system confirms that providers conduct proper hand hygiene before patient contact, leading to a 61-percent decline in overall health care–associated infections and a 91-percent decline in non- Clostridium difficile infections.
Hospital-based social workers support recently discharged older patients and their caregivers in resolving problems related to their transition back home, leading to enhanced patient and caregiver knowledge, better attendance at followup appointments, and fewer readmissions and deaths.
Through a partnership between the Veterans Administration and the Alzheimer's Association, a two-person care coordinator team provided support to patients with dementia and their caregivers over a 12-month period. The program led to improved psychosocial outcomes for veterans and caregivers, fewer readmissions and institutional placements, enhanced access to outpatient services, and higher overall health care costs.