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A Report Card on Quality Improvement For Children's Health Care 12/17/07

This study, published in the journal Pediatrics, involved a literature review and interviews with expert observers to assess the status of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of child health services.

This article includes the following sections:

  • Methods
    • Literature review
    • Interviews
  • Results
    • Literature review
      • Overview of literature
      • The methods of quality improvement (QI)
        • Guidelines/Pathways...
National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Data Resource Center--Your Data. . . Your Story 12/17/07

This Web site from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) provides an interactive data query of State, regional, and national survey results from 2001 and 2005/2006 on the number of children and youth with special health care needs (CSHCN). It also provides information about the survey and its uses.

This Web site includes the following features:

  • Start a data query
    • Interactive data search of the 2005/2006 NS-CSHCN results
      • ...
Testing for BNP and NT-proBNP in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure: Evidence Report/Technology Assessment 12/17/07

This evidence report presents the results of a systematic review to evaluate B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) as promising markers for heart failure diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

The evidence report is organized as follows:

  • Introduction
    • BNPs
    • Heart failure
    • Determinants of BNPs
    • Diagnosis of heart failure using BNPs
    • Prognostic utility of BNPs
    • Treatment monitoring using BNPs
    • ...
Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests 12/17/07

This tool provides information to women about common screening and diagnostic tests.

This tool provides a simple description of 26 screening and diagnostic tests including:

  • Angiogram
  • Barium enema
  • Biopsy
  • Blood test
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Chest x-ray
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computed tomographic (CT or CAT) scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • ...
Skin Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about skin cancer screening.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Skin cancer...
Protect the Circle of Life: Immunize Our Nations, American Indian/Alaskan Native Vaccination 12/17/07

This tool provides immunization information relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

This tool discusses the following topics:

  • Why immunize our children
  • Vaccines can prevent these diseases
  • Where immunizations are provided
  • Vaccination coverage levels
  • Links to brochure and posters
  • Links to government sites
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 12/17/07

This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. This pocket guide supports A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition , and provides an easy reference for point-of-care decisionmaking.

The guide includes the following information:

  • Drug information tables
  • Adult antiretroviral therapy tables
  • ...
Headache Impact Test 12/17/07

The Headache Impact Test (HIT) helps patients communicate the severity of their headache pain to their health care provider.

This test helps providers to:

  • Determine the impact headaches have on the patient’s life
  • Track the patient’s headache history and the effectiveness of therapy over time
  • Enhance communication between patient and provider

Registration is required to access the test.

Questions and Answers About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This tool answers questions about avian influenza (bird flu) and avian influenza A (H5N1).

Questions and answers are grouped into the following categories:

  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
  • Influenza pandemic preparedness
  • Avian influenza infection in animals
What You Need to Know: Taking Aspirin to Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack 12/17/07

This consumer fact sheet provides the following information about aspirin and heart attack risk:

  • Risk factors for heart attack
  • Aspirin safety
  • What you should do

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