Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiative is Associated With High Patient Satisfaction and Positive Outcomes For Total Joint Replacement Patients
The Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implemented the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Methodology and Practice, a low-technology, systems-based approach to inpatient care that focuses on providing care from the patient and family’s perspective; the program is associated with high rates of patient satisfaction, functional status, and adherence to evidence-based care protocols, along with low infection rates and length of stay.
Multifaceted Program Increases Reporting of Potential Errors, Leads to Action Plans to Enhance Safety
A multifaceted initiative known as the Good Catch Program dramatically increases the reporting of events that could potentially cause harm and spurs the development of action plans designed to address the common causes of potential errors.
Group Music and Exercise Classes Improve Range of Motion in Select Joints in Very Young Burn Patients
A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.
Palliative Care Program Honors Parent Wishes and Provides Support, Generating Positive Feedback From Families Facing Loss of Baby
A neonatal palliative care program supports and arranges needed services for families who experience the loss of a baby, generating very positive anecdotal feedback from those served.
Pediatric Palliative Care Program Improves Communication, Reduces Patient Suffering, and Helps Parents Feel More Prepared for Child's End-of-Life Experience
The Pediatric Advanced Care Team is a pediatric palliative care consult service that provides intensive symptom management as well as honest, complete, and sensitive communication with patients and families.
Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals
This tool helps hospitals prepare equity reports, which identify ethnic and racial disparities in organizations and suggest ways to reduce them.
MONAHRQ is a free software product that enables organizations—such as State and local data organizations, chartered value exchanges, hospital systems, and health plans—to input their own hospital administrative data and generate a data-driven Web site.
CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit
The CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit contains survey instruments and the information needed to administer this survey to patients and to analyze and report the results.
Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Locator
The Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Locator is a searchable database of more than 11,000 programs around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse problems.
Putting Clinical Practice Guidelines to Work in VHA
This electronic guide helps clinical members and staff of Veterans Affairs medical centers achieve evidence-based practice through promotion and implementation of successful clinical practice guidelines.