Active care processes: diagnosis and treatment
The Wisconsin Quality of Life Index (W-QLI) is a multidimensional model for measuring patients’ quality of life. It takes into account the different perspectives of the patient, the patient’s family, and the clinician, both currently and over time. The W-QLI Web site provides five instruments, an assessment manual, coding and scoring books, and validation papers.
The following instruments are available to download:
- Caregiver questionnaire
The Oral Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Tool helps pediatricians and other medical providers understand risk factors, protective factors, and clinical findings related to dental caries in young children.
Accompanying the OHRA Tool is the Self-Management Goal Sheet for Parents and Caregivers, outlining simple lifestyle and diet changes that can improve a family’s oral health.
This interactive tool helps practitioners determine their payment adjustments and reimbursements for each of the Medicare incentive programs. It shows what payment adjustments to expect based on past, current, and expected future participation in the following programs:
- Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program
- Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program
- Physician Quality Reporting System
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy. This tool can be useful for assessing the degree to which clinical care in these settings addresses the complexity of epilepsy treatment.
QUIET addresses the following aspects of care:
- Evaluation of initial seizure
- Initial diagnosis and treatment
- Chronic epilepsy care
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.
The 2013 report presents expanded analyses on quality of care and access to care for people with disabilities, who represent 20...
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.
The theme of the 2013 report highlights one of AHRQ's priority populations, individuals with...
This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care. Users can navigate these free resources by type or topic or by the registry of tools and resources, which includes all resources and tools hosted on the Web site and those hyperlinked within documents on the site.
Resource types include the following:
- PCMH assessment
- Change concept resources:...
Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and increasing workplace effectiveness.
Alarm fatigue materials include the following:
- Managing Alarm Fatigue: New Approaches and Best Practices
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses practice alert: Alarm...
The IMPaCT ™ model is an evidence-based system for community health worker (CHW) recruitment, training, and care. In the IMPaCT model, CHWs provide tailored support to help high-risk patients achieve individualized health goals. This toolkit is designed to help other organizations adapt and implement this model.
The toolkit includes the following resources:
- Director manual
- Participatory action research manual
- Manager manual
Leaders in infectious disease and infection control, as well as those concerned with patient safety and performance improvement, can use the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) control and prevention toolkit to develop interventions to control CRE.
The toolkit is organized into seven sections:
- Assessing your readiness for change
- Starting your project
- Putting your intervention into practice
- Implementing best practices