A “shock” protocol involving computerized flagging of abnormal vital signs and initiation of treatment based on standardized order sets led to faster identification and treatment of children with suspected sepsis in the emergency department.
Medicaid managed care enrollees with type 2 diabetes receive free access to YMCA facilities and have regular meetings with nurses, dietitians, and personal trainers that focus on diet, exercise, and other aspects of disease self-management, leading to weight loss and improvements in body mass index, cholesterol, and blood glucose control.
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
Multidisciplinary, clinic-based teams work with obese children and their families to implement a weight control self-management plan tailored to the child's needs, leading to lower or stabilized body mass index, reductions in screen time and intake of sweetened beverages, and increased physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption.
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
A multidisciplinary, primary care center–based team used a culturally sensitive approach to screen, evaluate, and treat depressed Chinese Americans, leading to a sevenfold increase in treatment rates.
A collaborative medication review process involving physicians, nurses, and pharmacists virtually eliminates medication errors and significantly reduces readmissions in patients discharged to a nursing home.
Teen Health Center providers use standardized processes and tools to enhance the provision of recommended care to teens with asthma.
A multifaceted strategy that includes ongoing auditing of adherence to established protocols and daily performance feedback to staff improved hand hygiene in a busy, urban emergency department.
Regional teams of mental health professionals enhance the ability of primary care clinicians throughout Massachusetts to serve children and adolescents with mental health issues.