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Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks 8/13/2014
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Daily Nurse Review of Key Health Indicators Reduces Inpatient and Emergency Department Use for Patients on Dialysis 2/12/2014
Nurses remotely monitor key indicators of end-stage renal disease patients and intervene as appropriate, leading to less inpatient and emergency department use and higher quality of life.
Standardized Order Bundles and Ongoing Care Coordination Expedite Testing and Specialty Consults for Primary Care Patients With Common Conditions 10/23/2013
Primary care physicians order standardized bundles of tests and specialty referrals for common diagnoses, which are then managed by a care coordination team, resulting in expedited patient care and high physician satisfaction.
QualityTools
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 8/13/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 8/13/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 7/30/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 7/30/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit 12/18/2013
The CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit contains survey instruments and the information needed to administer this survey to patients and to analyze and report the results.
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Last updated: August 27, 2014.