Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients
A randomized clinical trial at San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in the public hospital's anticoagulation clinic.
Medical Outreach to HIV Patients in Unstable Housing Increases Use of Care and HIV-Related Medications and Improves Patient Perceptions of Quality
The Medical Outreach Program enhanced services provided to unstably housed, minority individuals with human immunodeficiency virus by including physicians on the community outreach team who provide general medical consultation, triage, acute care, evaluation, and prescriptions for needed medications.
Bilingual, Culturally Competent Community Health Workers Increase Insurance Enrollment, Access to Care, and Self-Efficacy Among Low-Income Latinos
Bilingual, culturally competent community health workers increased insurance enrollment, use of preventive care services and a usual source of care, and self-efficacy for low-income Latinos.
Pharmacy Clinics Help Low-Income, Elderly Individuals Access Medications, Leading to Better Adherence and Lower Costs
Pharmacists, pharmacy students or residents, and volunteers conduct clinics at primary care practices that help elderly, low-income patients access appropriate, cost-effective medications.
Psychiatric Hospital Streamlines Patient Transfer Process, Reducing Scheduling Time and Nearly Doubling Monthly Transfers to Outpatient Clinics
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics used Toyota Production System principles to streamline the process by which patients are transferred to outpatient clinics, significantly reducing scheduling time, time to the patient's first appointment, and communication errors, and leading to a near doubling in the number of patient transfers.
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Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers
This guide is intended to be used by public and private purchasers of health care services who are considering sponsorship of a pay-for-performance initiative.
Influenza-Fecal Immunochemical Test and Influenza–Fecal Occult Blood Test Program Materials
The FLU-FIT and FLU-FOBT Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots.
DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) WebM&M Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web
This Web site is an online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality. The site features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by its readers, interactive learning modules on patient safety ("Spotlight Cases"), Perspectives on Safety, and forums for online discussion. Continuing medical education (CME) credits and continuing education units (CEU) are available.
CalHospitalCompare.org is a site that rates quality of care, patient experience, and safety measures for hospitals in California.