Adrenergic beta-antagonists

Innovations

Unobtrusive, Actionable Reminders and Performance Feedback Improve Physician Performance on Standardized Quality Measures 02/17/11

Through its commercial electronic medical record system, a large internal medicine practice provides physicians with unobtrusive reminders related to 16 measures for heart disease, heart failure,...

Checklist-Guided Process Reduces Surgery-Related Mortality and Complications 01/14/10

The University of Washington Medical Center uses a checklist-guided process for all surgeries to ensure that appropriate care steps occur before incision and right after surgery. Initially...

Care Process Algorithms Improve Continuation of Beta Blockers During Perioperative Period 04/09/09

To ensure that eligible patients on beta blockers continue taking these medications right before and after surgery (as recommended by the evidence as a way to prevent surgery-related cardiac...

Mailed Reminders to Heart Attack Patients Improve Compliance With Beta Blocker Medication Regimen 07/28/08

Four health maintenance organizations send two personalized medication reminder mailings, spaced 2 months apart, to patients who were recently hospitalized for an acute myocardial infarction. The...

Standardized Processes Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Protocols, Significantly Reducing Common Surgery-Related Complications 02/20/08

To reduce common surgery-related problems, Baystate Medical Center standardized and automated evidence-based protocols and processes related to the selection, timely initiation, and...

QualityTools

Treating Congestive Heart Failure With Beta Blockers: What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Better 07/06/10

This brochure can help patients and their families understand congestive heart failure and current treatments, focusing on the use of a group of medications called beta blockers.

The brochure is divided into the following sections:...

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