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Archived Day Hospital Reduces Inpatient Length of Stay and Emergency Department Visits for Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia 7/2/2014
A Sickle Cell Day Hospital provides an alternative to inpatient care for patients with sickle cell anemia, with the goal of managing their pain and keeping them out of the hospital, resulting in lower inpatient lengths of stay and emergency department utilization.
Standardized Processes and Tools Significantly Enhance Provision of Recommended Care to Teens With Asthma 7/2/2014
Teen Health Center providers use standardized processes and tools to enhance the provision of recommended care to teens with asthma.
Intensive Case Management Reduces Inpatient Admissions and Emergency Department Visits Among Costly, Medically Complex Patients Without Insurance 5/21/2014
Intensive case management and care coordination significantly reduces inpatient admissions and emergency department visits for costly, medically complex patients who lack insurance.
Policy National Academy and Affiliated State Chapters Support Pediatricians in Improving Asthma Care, Leading to Better Guideline Adherence and Disease Control, Fewer Acute Episodes 5/21/2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its state chapters trained and supported pediatric practices on asthma care, leading to better adherence to established guidelines and improved asthma control.
Archived Health Coach Program in a Medical Group Improves Self-Care and Decreases Readmissions for High-Risk, Chronically Ill Patients 4/23/2014
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic assigned health coaches to high-risk chronic disease patients to provide instruction regarding health care needs over the phone, during office visits, and in group classes; the program reduced readmission rates and costs among elderly patients.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.