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Risk Management and Quality in Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS): Individual Risk Planning and Prevention, System-wide Quality Improvement 12/17/07

This report explores the topic of effective individual risk management in community-based services among States engaged in risk planning for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver participants. Administrators from 11 State operating agencies, representing a range of waiver types and geographic areas, were interviewed for this report. These agencies served at least one of four waiver populations (the elderly, people with physical disabilities, people with mental retardation...

Effectiveness of Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities 12/17/07

To help determine whether noninvasive tests are sufficiently accurate to be appropriate for evaluation of women with an abnormal mammogram or exam finding, this report summarizes available data on the performance of these tests in the evaluation of women presenting with breast abnormalities that suggest the possibility of breast cancer.

The report addresses the following questions:

  1. What are the sensitivity and specificity of the tests for diagnosis of breast cancer in women...
Bulimia Nervosa: Efficacy of Available Treatments. Evidence Report 12/17/07

This 618-page report evaluates the evidence from randomized controlled trials addressing the efficacy of pharmacotherapy, as well as psychotherapy, and a number of other non-drug treatments in the treatment of bulimia nervosa.

This evidence report includes the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Overview
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Treatment options evaluated in this evidence report
    • Previously published systematic reviews
    • Practice standards and...
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit details the experiences of a workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations that collaborated to develop new ways of identifying members of racial and ethnic subgroups, to measure gaps in care and to explore ways to improve health care quality. The workgroup members designed innovative strategies to uncover and address disparities in three targeted areas: birth outcomes and immunizations, asthma care, and diabetes care.

The toolkit includes the following sections:
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Office of Research on Women's Health: Publications 12/17/07

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) publishes a wide variety of materials that provide health information. Most publications are available for viewing and printing, as well as for order.

This site provides the following materials:

  • Fact sheets
  • Books
  • ORWH’s health reports
  • Podcast archive: “Pinn Point on Women’s Health”
  • Journal articles
  • ORWH funded special projects reports
  • ORWH supported research projects
  • ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Tuberculosis (TB) 12/17/07

This Web site presents information about tuberculosis (TB). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).

This site provides information on the following:

  • What’s new in TB
  • TB today
    • The changing epidemiology of TB
    • Populations most affected by TB
    • Challenges to TB elimination
  • TB elimination and control today
  • Making the connection
    • TB...
Women's Health USA 2007 Databook 12/17/07

This databook provides information on a range of indicators that can help track the health behaviors, risk factors, and health care utilization practices of women throughout the United States. It selectively highlights emerging issues and trends in women’s health, using data from a wide variety of Federal and other sources.

This databook includes the following information:

  • Population characteristics
    • U.S. population
    • U.S. female population by...
Early Child Development in Social Context: A Chartbook 12/17/07

This chartbook contains more than 30 key indicators of development and health for children ages 0 to 6 along with social factors in the family and neighborhood that affect these outcomes.

The following topics are addressed in the chartbook:

  • Introduction and overview
  • Indicators
    • Socioemotional development
      • Social competence
      • Behavioral self-control
      • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    • Intellectual development
      • ...
Participant Experience Survey (Brain Injury) 12/17/07

This survey solicits feedback from program participants with brain injury about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. States can use these data to calculate performance indicators for monitoring quality within their waiver programs, to guide quality improvement projects, and to use in conjunction with other quality management strategies.

This survey addresses these priority areas:

  • Program supports
  • ...

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