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Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults: Inpatient Care Key Points Card 12/17/07

This key points card on inpatient mental health care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-MDD conditions...

Management of Persons with Psychoses: Initial Screening for Psychoses 12/17/07

This algorithm for the initial screening for psychoses is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Psychoses, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to provide a systematic approach to the evaluation and management of patients with psychoses/schizophrenia.

The tool addresses the following:

  • Screening
  • Brief intervention
  • Referral considerations
Management of Persons with Psychoses: Health Education Algorithm 12/17/07

This psychosocial rehabilitation health education algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Psychoses, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to provide a systematic approach to the evaluation and management of patients with psychoses/schizophrenia.

This tool can be used to educate patients who are not fully informed about health needs or who do not avoid high risk...

Integrated Care Program: Performance Measures Recommendations, Resource Paper 12/17/07

This 24-page report outlines recommendations for a manageable number of performance measures that States can use to assure the quality of integrated care in their contracts with special needs plans, which offer significant new opportunities to integrate Medicaid and Medicare coverage for beneficiaries who are dually eligible.

This report addresses the following topics:

  • Overview of performance measurement for integrated care programs
  • Center for Health Care Strategies...
Hospital Compare 12/17/07

This tool provides patients with information on how well the hospitals in their area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical infection prevention. This information helps the patient, the health care provider, family, and friends compare the quality of care provided in the acute-care hospitals (general hospitals) and critical access hospitals (small, remote hospitals) that agree to submit data on the...

10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals 12/17/07

Medical errors can occur at many points in the health care system, particularly in hospitals. This 2-page fact sheet provides the following 10 tips that hospitals can implement to improve patient safety:

  • Assess and improve patient safety culture (by surveying unit staff)
  • Build teamwork (by improving staff communication)
  • Limit shifts for hospital staff, if possible
  • Insert chest tubes safely
  • Prevent central line-related bloodstream infections...
Hospital Performance Report 2006: 31 Common Medical Procedures and Treatments 12/17/07

This report provides data on inpatient hospital discharges for all Pennsylvania general and most specialty acute care hospitals, regardless of bed size. The information is hospital-specific and is presented in three regional versions (Western, Central/Northeastern, and Southeastern). This tool can assist consumers and purchasers in making more informed health decisions and can also aid providers in highlighting additional opportunities for quality improvement and cost containment.

The...

Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Measuring Quality in Children's Health Programs 12/17/07

This Web site contains concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating the quality of health care for children. This online resource can help to answer the following (and related) questions about measuring health care quality in child health programs:

  • How can you tell whether children are receiving quality health care?
  • How do you know when a health program is functioning effectively?
  • Where can you find tools to help answer these questions?
  • If the right tool is not...
Speak Up™: Planning Your Follow-up Care 12/17/07

This brochure provides tips to encourage patients to become more involved in their care. It also gives patients guidance on how to find out about their medical condition, new medicines, and followup care.

The brochure includes the following information:

  • What should you do before leaving the hospital?
  • What if you have trouble understanding the language used in the instructions?
  • You feel overwhelmed by the followup care you need. What can you do?...
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
  • ...

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