Community-Based Clinic Enhances Access to Medical Care and Reduces Emergency Department Visits for Chronically Ill Recently Released Prisoners
Community-based clinic enhances access to medical care and reduces emergency department visits for chronically ill individuals who have recently been released from prison.
Comprehensive Palliative Care Program Improves End-of-Life Care and Pain Control for Terminally Ill Patients
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian established a comprehensive end-of-life program that includes pain control and emotional support for patients unlikely to survive the next few days; a multidisciplinary palliative care that assists physicians who are treating dying patients; compassionate care for parents who lose children before or after birth; and support for hospital staff who work with dying patients.
Comprehensive Statewide Program Combines Training and Higher Reimbursement for Providers With Outreach and Education for Families, Enhancing Access to Dental Care for Low-Income Children
A comprehensive, multi-stakeholder program combines training and higher reimbursement for dental providers with outreach, education, and support to families, leading to enhanced access to dental care, less tooth decay, and lower dental care costs for young, low-income children.
Culturally Responsive Maternity Care Clinic Enhances Access to Care for Expectant Refugee Mothers and Their Children
A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.
E-Mail and Telephone Contact Replaces Most Patient Visits in Primary Care Practice, Leads to More Engaged Patients and Time Savings for Physicians
GreenField Health in Portland, OR, uses e-mail and telephone communications for the majority of patient contacts, thus saving physician time and freeing up capacity to serve patients who need inperson care more quickly.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
Health Care Coordination Toolkit
The Health Care Coordination Toolkit is designed to assist individuals, guardians, and teams in the proper coordination of health care for adults with developmental disabilities.
Care Coordination Measures Atlas
The Care Coordination Measures Atlas lists existing measures of care coordination, with a focus on ambulatory care, and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Resources and Tools
This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home model of care.
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 3—Hypertension Care
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for hypertension care, to bring data to bear on QI opportunities. This report aims to help readers assess whether a QI strategy might work in their practice or patient population.