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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
  • ...
ECRI's Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide: Find a Treatment Center 12/17/07

This tool enables users to perform a full-text search of profiles for bulimia nervosa treatment centers in the United States. Both inpatient and outpatient centers are listed.

Users can browse centers by the following options:

  • Text search
  • Alphabetically by facility name
  • State
  • Facility setting
  • Years as a bulimia treatment center
  • Medical doctor on site
  • Private insurance accepted
  • Treatment type offered
  • Levels...
Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma 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 Hodgkin lymphoma.

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information about adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Cellular classification of adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Stage information for adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Treatment option overview
    • Radiation...
Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Locator 12/17/07

The Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Locator is a searchable database of more than 11,000 programs around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse problems. The locator includes outpatient treatment programs, residential treatment programs, hospital inpatient programs, and partial hospitalization/day treatment programs.

This database includes the following search features:

  • Quick search: Finds the substance abuse treatment facilities closest to the...
Partnering With Your Transplant Team: The Patient's Guide to Transplantation 12/17/07

This guide will help transplant patients learn how to navigate the transplantation process. It can also serve as a journal during visits with the transplant team.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • The transplant experience
    • The transplant team
    • What are transplant centers?
    • What are organ procurement organizations?
    • Support groups and other contacts
    • The national waiting list
    • Waiting for a transplant...

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