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Community Pediatricians Use Software to Diagnose and Manage Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Leading to Improvements in Symptoms 7/2/2014
Pediatricians in community practice use computer software and a manual to diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, leading to significant improvements in symptoms.
Timely Assessment Increases Targeted Preventive Treatment for Patients at Risk for Hospital-Acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis 7/2/2014
Providers used an established tool to classify patients into low-, moderate-, or high-risk categories for deep vein thrombosis and then prescribe preventive anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication and/or mechanical devices, increasing prophylaxis use and decreasing deep vein thrombosis rates.
Comprehensive, Hospital-Based Program Significantly Reduces Pressure Ulcer Incidence and Associated Costs 6/18/2014
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, developed a comprehensive program called "Save Our Skin" that significantly reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers.
Hospital-Based Social Workers Follow Up With Recently Discharged Older Adults to Resolve Transition Problems, Reducing Readmissions and Deaths 5/7/2014
Hospital-based social workers support recently discharged older patients and their caregivers in resolving problems related to their transition back home, leading to enhanced patient and caregiver knowledge, better attendance at followup appointments, and fewer readmissions and deaths.
Monthly Clinic Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Cancer Screening and Primary Care for Rural, Low-Income Hispanic Women Over Age 40 5/7/2014
A monthly clinic provides culturally competent cancer screening and educational information to rural, low-income Hispanic women over the age of 40 years, leading to enhanced access to such screenings and to increased use of primary care.
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