Donated Care Program Enhances Access to Ongoing Care for Uninsured Patients, Resulting in Significant Reductions in ED Visits, Hospitalizations, and Costs
CarePartners, a donated care program, matches uninsured Maine residents with primary care physicians who are willing to care for up to 10 patients for free. Case managers help enrollees obtain needed services, including hospital care, specialist services, and free or low-cost drugs through prescription assistance programs.
New York State Legislation Leads to More HIV Testing and Linking of HIV-Positive Patients to Followup Care
A New York State law requires hospitals and primary care providers to offer an HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 years, streamlines the consent process, and requires providers to schedule patients with positive results for followup care; the law increased testing rates and helped link HIV-positive patients to care.
Self-Directed Budget for Health and Other Services Enhances Ability of Those with Mental Illness to Function and Live Independently
A state-funded program gives individuals with mental illness a quarterly allowance for mental health and wellness services that can be spent at their own discretion, allowing them to spend more time living in the community and to function more effectively.
Social Workers Support Outpatients in Dealing With Psychosocial Issues, Leading to High Patient and Practitioner Satisfaction and Better Patient Self-Management
Master's-level social workers operating out of a centralized department support primary care and specialty clinic patients in dealing with psychosocial and environmental issues, leading to high levels of patient/caregiver and practitioner satisfaction, improvements in patients’ well-being and self-management skills, and reductions in resource use.
Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes
A State-based, public–private partnership adapted its successful primary care medical home model to serve pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries, leading to enhanced access to comprehensive prenatal care (including intensive case management for high-risk pregnancies), better adherence to evidence-based care standards, and reductions in low–birth weight babies and rate of primary Cesarean sections.
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A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition
This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition
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.
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) MDRD Calculator for Adults
Providers can use this calculator to estimate kidney function in adults by measuring the glomerular filtration rate.
Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults.
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Developing Hard Coronary Heart Disease (Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Death)
This calculator uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate 10-year risk for "hard" coronary heart disease outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death).