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Person-Centered Care for Residents with Dementia Exhibiting Aggressive Behavior Reduces Psychiatric Hospitalizations and Behavior-Related Medications 8/27/2014
A dementia care facility takes a person-centered approach to caring for residents who exhibit challenging, aggressive behavior, leading to less need for psychiatric hospitalizations and behavior-related medications.
Archived Physician–Nurse House Calls Reduce Barriers to Health Care and Social Services for New Refugees 8/27/2014
Physicians and nurses provide in-home routine medical care and assessments to newly arrived refugees, leading to enhanced access to health care and social services and better continuity of care for those with chronic illnesses.
Surgical Hospitalist Model Enhances Access to Surgical Consultations, Increases Physician Perceptions of Quality at Academic Medical Center 8/27/2014
The surgical hospitalist model improves care and revenues for hospital-based emergency surgical care.
Archived Use of Lean Performance Improvement Processes Significantly Improves On-Time Surgical Starts in the Inpatient Setting 8/27/2014
Dupont Hospital introduced the principles of the Lean production model to its surgery department, leading to more than a doubling of the percentage of on-time surgery starts, from 27 to 66 percent.
Patient Lift Team Program Reduces Injuries and Boosts Productivity Among Nurses 8/13/2014
The patient lift team initiative employs three two-person teams of physically fit adults, working overlapping shifts, who assist with lifting immobile patients who need assistance in an 800-bed hospital.
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Last updated: August 27, 2014.