Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Separate Emergency Center for Older Patients Leads to High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, Detection of Polypharmacy, Increased Volume of Patients, and Low Rate of Return Visits
A separate emergency center for older patients includes physical features to reduce anxiety and discomfort, staff trained in geriatric care, and routine followup monitoring after discharge, leading to high levels of patient satisfaction, detection of polypharmacy, increased patient volume, and a low rate of return visits.
Health Plan–Financed, Nurse-Led Care Coordination Improves Quality of Care and Reduces Costs for Latinos With Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities
A community-based primary care clinic uses nurses to provide culturally competent care coordination to Latino patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities, leading to greater provision of recommended care, lower health care costs, and enhanced self-management capabilities.
Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgical Program to Improve Patient Experience Increases Satisfaction, Reduces Length of Stay, and Allows More Patients to Be Discharged Directly Home
A comprehensive program to improve patient experience before, during, and after orthopedic surgery leads to improved satisfaction, higher patient volume, and better patient outcomes.
Voluntary, Anonymous, Non-Punitive System Leads to a Significant Increase in Reporting of Errors in Ambulatory Pediatric Practice
A hospital’s ambulatory pediatrics department developed a voluntary, anonymous, and nonpunitive medical error reporting system that includes a quick response team to review reports and enact interventions to prevent recurrences, leading to a significant increase in error reporting.
Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults
Try This is a series of assessment tools where each issue focuses on a topic specific to the older adult population. The content is directed to orient and encourage all nurses to understand the special needs of older adults and utilize the highest standards of practice in caring for the elderly.
Adapting Your Practice: General Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Patients
This document describes the standards for the optimal care of people who are homeless or marginally housed that were developed by the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network for health care professionals, students, and ancillary personnel who have minimal experience working with homeless patients.
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.
Tuberculosis: The Connection between TB and HIV (the AIDS virus)
This brochure provides information about the connection between tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus infection.