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Health System Offers Routine Tests Without Need for Physician Order, Enhancing Access for Small but Growing Number of Satisfied Patients 4/23/2014
A health system allows patients to receive certain routine laboratory tests without a physician's order, enhancing access to these tests and generating positive feedback.
Joint Nurse Practitioner–Geriatrician Management of Frail Elderly Increases Adherence to Recommended Care Processes for Common Conditions 4/23/2014
Working in collaboration with geriatricians, a nurse practitioner comanaged the care of frail, elderly patients with any of five chronic conditions, leading to better adherence to recommended care processes.
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.
Emergency Department Expedites Treatment of Moderate Acuity Patients, Reducing Length of Stay and Walkouts 10/9/2013
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.
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Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men 8/27/2014
This booklet for men can help answer questions about prostate changes that happen with age.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse 5/12/2008
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NKUDIC was established to increase knowledge and understanding about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system.
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