Counselor-Led House Calls Reduce Symptoms and Hospitalizations, Improve Quality of Life Among Elders With Depression
Home visits from counselors reduce depression symptoms and hospitalizations, and they improve quality of life among homebound elders with mild depression and adults with epilepsy.
Medical Outreach to HIV Patients in Unstable Housing Increases Use of Care and HIV-Related Medications and Improves Patient Perceptions of Quality
The Medical Outreach Program enhanced services provided to unstably housed, minority individuals with human immunodeficiency virus by including physicians on the community outreach team who provide general medical consultation, triage, acute care, evaluation, and prescriptions for needed medications.
Emergency Department Screening Identifies Many Patients With Possible Eating Disorders, Suggesting Potential to Facilitate Earlier Diagnosis and Connection to Treatment
A five-question electronic survey given to emergency department patients identifies a high proportion with potential eating disorders, suggesting the potential for the emergency department to be an effective venue for early diagnosis and connections to community-based treatment and support.
Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Online Communities Foster Data-Sharing, Communication, and Learning Among Patients With Neurologic and Other Chronic Diseases
Web-based communities allow patients with a variety of life-changing illnesses to record functional outcomes, share these data securely with clinicians and caregivers, and communicate with similar patients for support and learning.
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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).
Men: Stay Healthy at 50+, Checklists for Your Health
Men can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older.
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack
This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person's chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.
Women: Stay Healthy at 50+, Checklists for Your Health
Women can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older. The checklists help answer questions about what daily steps women can take for good health, whether they need medicines to prevent disease, and which screening tests they need and when to get them.