Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Leads to Sustained Increases in Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Whites and Minorities
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Electronic Alerts Related to Black Box Warnings Do Not Affect Overall Physician Prescribing Habits in Outpatient Clinics
Electronic alerts related to black box warnings did not affect overall physician prescribing habits in outpatient clinics; the alerts did influence prescribing related to warnings about the most serious potential drug–drug and drug–pregnancy interactions.
Electronic System for Tracking Test Results Pending at Hospital Discharge Draws Little Use or Enthusiasm From Hospitalists
Hospitalists used an electronic application to track the pending test results of recently discharged inpatients; the application proved to be of limited value, with nearly half of hospitalists never using it and nearly all reporting multiple barriers to doing so.
Medicaid Health Plan Increases Collection of Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data by Using Direct and Indirect Sources, Including Genealogy Analyses of U.S. Census Data
A Medicaid health plan uses a range of direct and indirect information sources to collect accurate data on race, ethnicity, and preferred language for a high proportion of members.
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