Accountable Care Organization Featuring Shared Global Risk Stimulates Development of Initiatives To Improve Care, Reduces Inpatient Use and Costs
Partners in an accountable care organization share risk via an annual global budget and implement initiatives to improve efficiency and quality, leading to reductions in hospital use and overall health care costs.
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.
Community-Based Volunteer Program Postpones or Avoids Nursing Home Admissions Among Neighborhood Seniors, Saving Millions of Dollars
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
Children's Hospital–Based Safety Store Offers Low-Cost and Free Child Safety Products, Leading to Reports of Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented
A children's hospital–based, nonprofit store offers low-cost and/or free child safety products, including products specifically designed for children with special needs; anecdotal evidence suggests that the program has saved lives and prevented injuries.
Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors
A mental and behavioral health team periodically works onsite at health plan centers to facilitate patient access to mental health services, reducing psychiatric inpatient utilization and generating high levels of staff satisfaction.
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An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding For American Indian and Alaska Native Families
This 15-page booklet provides information about breastfeeding to help American Indian and Alaska Native women.
Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Chart
This chart enables women to record their basal (resting) body temperature, to help them know their fertility pattern and see the changes from month to month.
Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond the ICU
This tool provides patients with information about mechanical ventilation in settings outside the intensive care unit.
National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent the onset of diabetes.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Organizational Self-Assessment Tool
This self-assessment tool, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in conjunction with the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), allows organizations to understand the range and breadth of elements under patient- and family-centered care, and to assess where they are against the leading edge of practice.