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Counseling and Testing Process Makes HIV Screening a Routine Part of Primary Care, Increasing Testing Rates and Identification of Infected Individuals 8/13/2014
A four-step protocol makes human immunodeficiency virus screening a routine part of primary care, leading to significantly higher testing rates and the identification of more infected individuals.
Policy Hospital Gain-Sharing Program Offers Incentives to Physicians Based on Their Efficiency, Producing Significant Cost Savings Without Decline in Quality 8/13/2014
A group of 12 New Jersey hospitals offered upside incentives to individual physicians based on their performance on various efficiency metrics, leading to significant cost savings without negatively affecting quality of care.
Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment 8/13/2014
A mobile clinic provides screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities, leading to the identification of many previously undetected chronic conditions, better blood pressure control, and a substantial return on investment.
Primary Care Clinic Simultaneously Offers Influenza Shot and Home Testing Kit to Eligible Patients During Influenza Season, Boosting Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate 8/13/2014
A primary care clinic serving primarily Cantonese patients offers eligible individuals who come in for a visit during influenza season an influenza shot and a home fecal occult blood test, leading to a significant increase in colorectal cancer screening.
Sexual Health Clinics Provide Most Test Results via Text Message, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Treatment, Greater Capacity to Serve Patients 8/13/2014
Sexual health clinics communicate most test results via text message, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment and greater clinic capacity for handling new cases.
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Newborn Screening ACTion (ACT) Sheets and Confirmatory Algorithms 8/13/2014
The Newborn Screening ACTion (ACT) sheets and Confirmatory Algorithms are educational resources for physicians to help them communicate with family, determine appropriate followup steps for infants that have screened positive, and provide an overview of the basic steps involved in determining the final diagnosis in the infant.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Primary Care. Guideline Summary 5/7/2014
This 40-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: Key Points Card 5/7/2014
This key points card is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It provides recommendations for diabetes screening and for preventive care measures for people with diabetes mellitus.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Chronic Pain and Fatigue, Guideline Summary 5/7/2014
This 18-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Chronic Pain and Fatigue, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.
A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.

Last updated: August 13, 2014.