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Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians 7/30/2014
A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).
Mental Health Clinic Proactively Identifies and Treats Those at High Risk of Schizophrenia, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Outcomes 7/30/2014
A research clinic proactively identifies those with early warning signs of schizophrenia, leading to more effective treatment.
Patient-Centered Hospital Redesign Leads to Low Infection Rates, Higher Patient Satisfaction, More Admissions, and Other Benefits 7/2/2014
Griffin Hospital redesigned its facilities to incorporate design factors that create a homelike environment for patients, resulting in higher patient satisfaction, increased admissions, positive financial outcomes, and other benefits.
Policy State Agency Promotes Integrated Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders, Leading to Better Access and Positive Outcomes 6/18/2014
A state mental health and addiction services agency implemented policies to promote integrated treatment for those with both mental health and substance use disorders, leading to enhanced access to high-quality services and positive patient outcomes.
Tailored, Home-Based Physical Therapy Reduces Disability in Frail Community-Dwelling Seniors 6/4/2014
A tailored, home-based physical therapy program slows functional decline in moderately frail, community-dwelling older adults.
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Last updated: July 30, 2014.