Comprehensive Screening, Guideline-Based Treatment, and Self-Management Support Enhanced Access to Asthma Care, Reduced Hospitalizations and Costs
The Urban Health Plan Asthma Relief Street program provides standardized, comprehensive asthma screening, guideline-based treatment, education, and self-management support, leading to more people being diagnosed and treated, fewer hospitalizations, and overall cost savings.
Hospital–Community Organization Partnership Uses Culturally Competent Community Health Workers To Support Latino Families With Asthmatic Children, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
In a partnership between a hospital and four community-based organizations, bilingual community health workers help low-income, predominantly Latino families with asthmatic children better manage the disease, leading to fewer asthma-related symptoms, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed school days.
Text Messages to Parents Increase Influenza Immunization Rate for Low-Income, Minority Children
A series of automated text messages to predominantly low-income, Latino parents about influenza and the importance of influenza vaccines leads to a small but meaningful increase in the percentage of children vaccinated.
Algorithm Guides Test Ordering for Patients With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism, Improving Patient Safety by Reducing Unnecessary Radiation Exposure
A hospital emergency department uses a simple algorithm and related tools to guide physician ordering of imaging studies for stable patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, leading to the provision of safer care by reducing unnecessary radiation exposure for patients.
Medical Outreach to HIV Patients in Unstable Housing Increases Use of Care and HIV-Related Medications and Improves Patient Perceptions of Quality
The Medical Outreach Program enhanced services provided to unstably housed, minority individuals with human immunodeficiency virus by including physicians on the community outreach team who provide general medical consultation, triage, acute care, evaluation, and prescriptions for needed medications.
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