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Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Self Assessment® for Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy 12/17/07

This self assessment is a comprehensive tool designed to help health care providers and their staff assess the safety of medication practices in their pharmacy, identify opportunities for improvement, and compare their experience with the aggregate experiences of demographically similar community pharmacies around the Nation.

It is divided into the following 10 elements:

 

  • Patient information
  • Drug information
  • Communication of drug orders...
Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action 12/17/07

This 162-page resource guide is designed to help States assess their quality of diabetes care and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

This resource guide is divided into six modules:

  • Module 1: Background (making the case for diabetes care quality improvement)
  • Module 2: Data (understanding the foundation of quality improvement)
  • Module 3: Information (interpreting State estimates of diabetes quality)
  • Module 4: Action (...
Health Research and Educational Trust Disparities Toolkit: A Toolkit for Collecting Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language Information from Patients 12/17/07

The toolkit will help health care organizations understand the importance of collecting accurate data on patients’ race, ethnicity, and primary (preferred) language. Using this toolkit, health care organizations can assess their organizational capacity to collect this information and implement a systematic framework for obtaining such data. To gain access to the entire contents of the tool kit, users must complete a free registration.

This toolkit includes the following materials...

Office of Minority Health Resource Center 12/17/07

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) operates the OMH Resource Center (OMHRC), which serves as a free information and referral service on minority health issues for community groups, consumers, professionals, and students. It assists the Office of Public Health and Science and OMH in distributing scientifically valid and culturally-competent health information, encourages public participation in Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, and assists in conducting health campaigns. OMHRC...

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...
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...

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This Web page features an interactive tool, designed for use by health professionals, to estimate a woman’s 5-year and lifetime risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Patients who use the tool are encouraged to discuss the results of this assessment and their personal risk of breast cancer with their health care professional.

In addition to the tool, this Web page includes the following information:

  • About the tool
    • Explaining the questions used in the tool...
Customized State Medicaid Fact Sheets 11/29/07

This tool produces customized Medicaid fact sheets by comparing each State to the United States or to any other
State in terms of demographics, health resources, and Medicaid enrollment. Other options include:

  • Download, e-mail, or print a PDF of the Medicaid fact sheet
  • Create Medicaid fact sheets for all 50 States and D.C.
  • Create a Medicaid fact sheet with State lows and highs

The topics displayed on the fact sheet are automatically updated when...

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