Primary care doctors offer patients online access to office visit notes, generating high levels of satisfaction and multiple benefits for both patients and physicians.
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.
Trained school nurses held four weekly, one-on-one sessions with high school students who smoke; the sessions did not have a larger impact on long-term smoking rates than did four shorter, information-focused sessions, but both types of counseling generated higher long-term quit rates than typical programs targeted at teen smokers.
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.
A partnership between academic medicine and a major-league sports team enhances access to care by providing treatment and support to veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder and their families, generating high levels of patient satisfaction.
A hospital screens all cardiac inpatients for depression and anxiety and initiates treatment for them as appropriate, leading to improvements in cardiac symptoms and mental health.
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
A voluntary, peer-assisted crisis intervention program supports hospital and community center staff who are victims of patient assault, leading to reductions in trauma symptoms, assaults, staff turnover, and turnover-related costs.
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
A Web-based registry assists primary care physicians, pediatricians, and school nurses in managing childhood asthma, leading to significant reductions in inpatient admissions and emergency department visits.