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.
Electronic and Telephone Reminders Increase Medication Adherence in Adults With Uncomplicated Hypertension
A specially designed pill-bottle system supplied visual and auditory reminders to patients, along with telephone reminders after missed doses and progress reports to be shared with providers; the program significantly increased medication adherence in those with uncomplicated hypertension.
Emergency Medical Technician Screening of Rural-Dwelling Older Adults Enhances Access to Needed Health and Social Services
Emergency medical technicians screen rural-dwelling older adults for depression, medication-related problems, and falls. A case manager follows up with at-risk individuals to conduct an in-home assessment and provide needed referrals, leading to enhanced access to medical and social services and high levels of satisfaction.
Mailed Reminders to Heart Attack Patients Improve Compliance With Beta Blocker Medication Regimen
Four health maintenance organizations send two reminder letters to encourage recent heart attack patients to take their beta blocker medication as prescribed and to renew their prescriptions as needed.
Nurse Home Visits Improve Birth Outcomes, Other Health and Social Indicators for Low-Income, First-Time Mothers and Their Children
A series of home visits conducted by nurses to low-income, first-time mothers during pregnancy and throughout the child's first 2 years of life leads to improved outcomes and lower costs.
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Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site.
Fall Prevention at Home
This brochure offers suggestions for preventing falls at home.
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Families
This guide provides families with steps they can take against underage drinking in one's home, family, community, and across the country.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution
This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event.
Over-the-Counter Medicine Interaction Cabinet
This interactive tool informs consumers about how some over-the-counter medicines may interact with prescription medicines.