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Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population...
Red-Yellow-Green Asthma Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their asthma symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

Rectal Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of rectal cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
    • Adjuvant therapy
    • Advanced disease
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • TNM definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
  • Treatment...
Migraine Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This tool addresses common questions about migraine headaches including:

  • What is a migraine headache?
  • What causes migraine?
  • Are there different kinds of migraine?
  • How does a migraine headache differ from a tension headache?
  • When should I seek help for my headaches?
  • What tests are used to find out if I have migraine?
  • Are women more prone to migraine headaches?
  • How is a woman’s menstrual cycle related to migraine?
  • Can...
Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This tool addresses the following common questions about depression during and after pregnancy:

  • What is depression?
  • How common is depression during and after pregnancy?
  • What causes depression?
    • During pregnancy
    • After pregnancy
  • What are symptoms of depression?
  • What is the difference between “baby blues,” postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis?
  • What steps can I take if I have symptoms of depression during...
Chronic Dry Eye Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit presents information about chronic dry eye.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Job categories with workplace conditions most likely to aggravate dry eye
  • Chronic dry eye overview
    • What is chronic dry eye?
    • What factors contribute to dry eye?
    • How is chronic dry eye diagnosed?
    • How can dry eye be treated?
  • Fast facts
    • Chronic dry eye: What women should know
    • The...
Adult Brain Tumors Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the classification and treatment of adult brain tumors. This tool is available in English and Spanish.

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information
  • Classification
  • Treatment option overview
  • Brain stem gliomas
  • Pineal astrocytic tumors
  • Pilocytic astrocytomas
  • ...
What Is Diabetes? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides consumer information about the different types of diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Dyslipidemia: Key Points Card 12/17/07

This wallet card presents the eight key points health care practitioners should follow regarding the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia.

Colon Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on treatment options for colon cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about colon cancer
  • Stages of colon cancer
  • Recurrent colon cancer
  • Treatment options overview
  • Treatment options for colon cancer
    • Stage 0 colon cancer
    • Stage I colon cancer
    • Stage II colon cancer
    • Stage III colon cancer
    • Stage IV and...

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