Adaptation and Expansion of Existing Bundle of Inpatient Interventions Reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia at Long-Term Care Facility
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility modified and expanded an existing set of known-to-be-effective inpatient interventions for use in the long-term acute care setting, leading to a 58 percent reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
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.
Comprehensive Program Featuring Registry, Self-Management Education, Action Plans, and Home Visits Reduces Asthma-Related Admissions and Emergency Department Visits
A comprehensive asthma management program that includes a registry of all asthma patients, action plans, home visits from nurses, and specialized services for high-risk children led to a reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations and pediatric emergency department visits.
Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians
A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).
Formal Processes Ensure System-Wide Focus on Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care, Improving Performance on Core Measures
A health system uses formal processes to track patients who meet core measure inclusion criteria, monitor gaps in care, investigate care variances, and share data and best practices, leading to a significant improvement in overall performance on the measures.
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2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report
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
Improving Asthma Care for Children Toolkit: Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Care
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.
This toolkit provides strategies to improve asthma care tested by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid consumers.
Educational Guide on Lung Health for Elementary School Students
This lung health curriculum features lessons and a resource section designed with both the teacher and the student in mind. The lessons are specifically tailored for delivery to elementary school children in grades 3/4 and 5/6.
Asthma Return-on-Investment Calculator
The Asthma Return-on-Investment (ROI) Calculator is a tool for exploring potential financial returns from quality improvement and disease management programs for populations diagnosed with asthma.