Counseling and Testing Process Makes HIV Screening a Routine Part of Primary Care, Increasing Testing Rates and Identification of Infected Individuals
A four-step protocol makes human immunodeficiency virus screening a routine part of primary care, leading to significantly higher testing rates and the identification of more infected individuals.
Medical Center Establishes Infrastructure to Manage Care Under Capitated Contracts, Leading to Better Chronic Care Management and Lower Utilization and Costs
A university hospital established an infrastructure based on the principles of an accountable care organization, leading to improved management of chronic disease and reduced hospital admissions and medical expenses.
Technology-Facilitated Education and Consultations With Lactation Specialists Triple Breastfeeding Rates Among Low-Income Minority Women in Primary Care Clinics
Obstetrics/gynecology clinics offered electronic medical record–facilitated education, counseling, and support from a lactation consultant to low-income minority women, leading to a threefold increase in breastfeeding rates.
Day Hospital Reduces Inpatient Length of Stay and Emergency Department Visits for Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia
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.
Intensivists Make Placement Decisions and Manage Critically Ill Patients Throughout Hospital, Leading to Lower Mortality and Better Management of Intensive Care Unit Capacity
Working as part of an “intensive care unit without walls,” critical care physicians (called intensivists) decide which patients require intensive care unit admission and oversee the care of all critically ill patients throughout the hospital, leading to declines in hospital and intensive care unit mortality, improved management of intensive care unit bed capacity, and low intensive care unit length of stay for terminally ill patients.
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Control and Prevention Toolkit
Leaders in infectious disease and infection control, as well as those concerned with patient safety and performance improvement, can use the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) control and prevention toolkit to develop interventions to control CRE.
Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship
The aim of this toolkit is to assist hospital staff and leadership in developing an effective antimicrobial stewardship program with the potential to reduce Clostridium difficile infection.