Emergency Department Expedites Treatment of Moderate Acuity Patients, Reducing Length of Stay and Walkouts
A hospital emergency department triages moderately acute patients to a "midtrack" area where a nurse practitioner further evaluates them and provides treatment under a physician's supervision, leading to lower length of stay and fewer patient walkouts.
Patients With Crohn’s Disease Report Symptoms and Behaviors Through Computer Applications, Leading to Better Self-Management and Provider–Patient Communication
Patients with Crohn’s disease reported information on nine observations of daily living (cues about health experienced in everyday living) using applications on a tablet computer, leading to more tracking of symptoms and health-related behaviors, better patient self-management and patient-provider communication, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Weekly Parent and Child Sessions Focused on Mealtime Behaviors Increase Caloric Intake and Weight Gain in Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Behavioral health clinicians led weekly sessions for parents and children that combined nutrition education with the teaching of practical strategies for managing the eating-related behaviors of children with cystic fibrosis, resulting in increases in caloric intake and weight in these children.
Primary Care Patients Use Interactive Preventive Health Record Integrated With Electronic Health Record, Leading to Enhanced Provision of Preventive Services
Patients track preventive health needs, complete health risk assessments, and obtain educational information through an online interactive health record integrated with their practice’s electronic health record, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive care.
One-Time Personalized Electronic Reminder From Primary Care Physician to Patient Does Not Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates
A one-time personalized electronic message from a patient’s primary care physician did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates in eligible adults overdue for such screening.
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2005 Update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Practice Guideline Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: Guideline Summary
This tool summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) 2005 practice guideline update for followup after primary therapy for stage II or III colorectal cancer.
Guideline for Antiemetics in Oncology: Update 2006—American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline
This slide presentation presents the American Society of Clinical Oncology's recommendations from its updated (2006) clinical practice guideline for the use of antiemetics in oncology.
Lactose Intolerance: Information for Health Care Providers
This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate patients who are lactose intolerant on how they can get enough calcium each day.
Quick Health Data Online
This database provides State- and county-level health data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. Data are available by gender and race/ethnicity and come from a variety of National and State sources.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Preventing Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Cancer Treatment
This four-page patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology's recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.