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Letter From Personal Physician With Video Decision Aid and Direct-Access Testing Improves Colon Cancer Screening Rates 6/4/2014
Patients received a mailed package that included a personalized letter from the patient's physician, a colon cancer screening decision aid video, and instructions for scheduling a screening test without an office visit.
Remote Screening, Diagnosis, and Guidance Improves the Ability of Primary Care Practices to Detect and Arrange Treatment for Mental Health Problems 6/4/2014
A mental health clinical assessment service provides remote (telephone-based) screening, diagnosis, and clinical guidance for patients seen in primary care practices who have or are suspected of having mental health or substance abuse problems.
Co-Locating Gynecologic Services Within an HIV Clinic Increases Cervical Cancer Screening Rates, Leading to Identification and Treatment of Many Cancer Cases 3/26/2014
By "nesting" a weekly gynecologic clinic into their HIV program, Christiana Care reduces barriers to screening and preventive care for female patients.
Integrated Behavioral Health Reduces Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care Patients, Improving Quality of Life and Reducing Costs 10/23/2013
A primary care clinic integrates behavioral health assessment and treatment into the care of its largely low-income population, leading to better access to mental health care, improved quality of life, and reductions in depression and anxiety, utilization of primary care and emergency department services, and overall health care costs; Spanish-speaking patients have benefited disproportionately from the program in certain areas.
Community Partnerships Target High-Risk Populations, Leading to More Effective, Lower-Cost Hepatitis Screening 9/25/2013
The St. Luke's Texas Liver Coalition revamped its strategic approach to screening for hepatitis C, shifting away from screening the general population at health fairs to forming partnerships with various community-based organizations that work with high-risk populations.
QualityTools
Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) 7/30/2014
This tool, based on the current evidence-based recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), is designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014 7/16/2014
The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes USPSTF recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide is an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.
Screening for Obesity in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 3/12/2014
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2/12/2014
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.
Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2/12/2014
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
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Last updated: July 30, 2014.