Medical Team Training Using Crew Resource Management Principles Enhances Provider Communication and Stimulates Improvements in Patient Care
A comprehensive medical team training program supported by crew resource management principles adopted from the aviation industry was developed and implemented in 79 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, resulting in a measurable improvement in communication and patient care in 10 participating facilities that have at least a year's experience with the program.
Bundle of Interventions Targeting High-Risk Patients Reduces Falls and Fall-Related Injuries on Medical-Surgical Units
A hospital implemented a bundle of interventions that reduced falls and fall-related injuries on two medical-surgical units.
Financial Incentives Do Not Improve Glucose Control in African-American Veterans With Diabetes
Financial incentives of up to $200 did not produce a meaningful decline in blood glucose levels in African-American veterans with diabetes.
Internet-Based Interactive Program Helps Time-Pressed, Geographically Constrained Military Personnel Control Weight
An Internet-based support program featured ongoing monitoring of weight and weight-related behaviors, personalized feedback from counselors, interactive educational lessons, and motivational interviewing, allowing many time-constrained military personnel to avoid weight gain or lose a moderate amount of weight.
Navy Medical Home Clinics, Staffed by Integrated Primary Care Teams and Supported by Web-Based Systems, Improve Screening Rates, Access to Care, and Patient-Provider Communication
Integrated primary care teams in medical home clinics, supported by a Web-based portal and personal health records, provide proactive, coordinated care, leading to higher screening rates, better access to care, and improved patient–provider communication.
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Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy.
Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics)
This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military military veterans with mental health issues.
Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans
This guide provides tools and resources for veterans, caregivers and families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs providers and staff to explore long-term care options.
A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children
This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment.
Coordinated-Transitional Care Toolkit
The goal of this toolkit is to help hospital systems that serve populations with high rates of patient dispersion, cognitive impairment, and vulnerability improve care coordination and postdischarge outcomes such as reduced medication discrepancies.