A medical center added outpatient palliative services, including symptom management and holistic emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual care, to its comprehensive inpatient palliative care services, leading to improved access and high levels of patient, family, and provider satisfaction.
A palliative care program brings holistic physical, spiritual, and psychosocial support and care to patients in rural areas in their setting of choice, leading to improved symptom management and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.
Pathologists provide a paragraph of patient-specific analysis as a supplement to traditional laboratory test results, leading to fewer ordering errors, time savings, and quicker diagnoses.
A nurse-led, telephone-based collaborative care program improves mental and physical health in patients who suffer depression after cardiac bypass surgery and reduces hospital readmissions among men.
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.
Education and support of primary care practices did not increase referrals of patients with behavioral risk factors to community-based organizations.
Intensive case management and care coordination significantly reduces inpatient admissions and emergency department visits for costly, medically complex patients who lack insurance.
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics used Toyota Production System principles to streamline the process by which patients are transferred to outpatient clinics, significantly reducing scheduling time, time to the patient's first appointment, and communication errors, and leading to a near doubling in the number of patient transfers.
A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.
A partnership between local jails and community health providers facilitates the provision of appropriate health care to inmates and ensures continued, coordinated care upon their release, leading to reductions in jail violence and deaths and enhanced access to care.