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Follow-up care in general practice of patients with myocardial infarction or angina pectoris: initial results of the SHIP trial. Southampton Heart Integrated Care Project. (1/1531)OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a nurse-led programme to ensure that follow-up care is provided in general practice after hospital diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) or angina pectoris. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial with stratified random allocation of practices to intervention and control groups within all 67 practices in Southampton and South-West Hampshire, England. The subjects were 422 adult patients with a MI and 175 patients with a new diagnosis of angina recruited during hospital admission or chest pain clinic attendance between April 1995 and September 1996. Intervention involved a programme of secondary preventive care led by specialist liaison nurses in which we sought to improve communication between hospital and general practice and to encourage general practice nurses to provide structured follow-up. The main outcome measures were: extent of general practice follow-up; attendance for cardiac rehabilitation; medication prescribed at hospital discharge; self-reported smoking, diet and exercise; and symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath. Follow-ups of 90.1 % of subjects at 1 month and 80.6% at 4 months were carried out. RESULTS: Median attendance for nurse follow-up in the 4 months following diagnosis was 3 (IQR 2-5) in intervention practices and 0 (IQR 0-1) in control practices; the median number of visits to a doctor was the same in both groups. At hospital discharge, levels of prescribing of preventive medication were low in both intervention and control groups: aspirin 77 versus 74% (P = 0.32), cholesterol lowering agents 9 versus 10% (P = 0.8). Conversely, 1 month after diagnosis, the vast majority of patients in both groups reported healthy lifestyles: 90 versus 84% reported eating healthy food (P = 0.53); 73 versus 67% taking regular exercise (P = 0.13); 89 versus 92% not smoking (P = 0.77). Take up of cardiac rehabilitation was 37% in the intervention group and 22% in the control group (P = 0.001); the median number of sessions attended was also higher (5 versus 3 out of 6). CONCLUSIONS: The intervention of a liaison nurse is effective in ensuring that general practice nurses follow-up patients after hospital discharge. It does not alter the number of follow-up visits made by the patient to the doctor. Levels of prescribing and reported changes in behaviour at hospital discharge indicate that the main tasks facing practice nurses during follow-up are to help patients to sustain changes in behaviour, to encourage doctors to prescribe appropriate medication and to encourage patients to adhere to medication while returning to an active life. These are very different tasks to those traditionally undertaken by practice nurses in relation to primary prevention, where the emphasis has been on identifying risk and motivating change. Assessment of the effectiveness of practice nurses in undertaking these new tasks requires a longer follow-up. (+info)
Follow-up of breast cancer in primary care vs specialist care: results of an economic evaluation. (2/1531)A randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing primary-care-centred follow-up of breast cancer patients with the current standard practice of specialist-centred follow-up showed no increase in delay in diagnosing recurrence, and no increase in anxiety or deterioration in health-related quality of life. An economic evaluation of the two schemes of follow-up was conducted concurrent with the RCT Because the RCT found no difference in the primary clinical outcomes, a cost minimization analysis was conducted. Process measures of the quality of care such as frequency and length of visits were superior in primary care. Costs to patients and to the health service were lower in primary care. There was no difference in total costs of diagnostic tests, with particular tests being performed more frequently in primary care than in specialist care. Data are provided on the average frequency and length of visits, and frequency of diagnostic testing for breast cancer patients during the follow-up period. (+info)
Management of primary antibody deficiency by consultant immunologists in the United Kingdom: a paradigm for other rare diseases. (3/1531)Variation in clinical practice and its effect on outcome is little known for rare diseases such as primary antibody deficiency. As part of a national audit a survey of all 30 consultant immunologists in the United Kingdom dealing with primary antibody deficiency syndromes in adults and children was carried out in 1993 to ascertain their practices in diagnosis and management. Consensus guidelines were published after the survey was completed. Comparison of the survey results of clinical practice at the time the guidelines were published with the standards identified highlighted that the practice of a minority of specialists was at variance with their peers and with the consensus document, particularly in the use of intramuscular immunoglobulin, the dose and frequency of intravenous immunoglobulin, and target trough immunoglobulin G concentration, which has implications for the quality of patient care. However, much closer agreement existed in the key areas of management, such as diagnosis and selection of intravenous immunoglobulin. The approach and the problems identified are relevant to the management of other rare diseases, in which diagnosis and management is complex and there are few specialists with the necessary knowledge to undertake such care. This survey, the first attempted audit of practice, shows that within a motivated group of specialists highly significant differences in practice may exist and the authors emphasise the importance of setting clear guidelines against which care can be assessed. (+info)
Patients' satisfaction with care after stroke: relation with characteristics of patients and care. (4/1531)OBJECTIVES: To evaluate stroke patients' satisfaction with care received and to identify characteristics of patients and care which are associated with patients' dissatisfaction. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: Sample of patients who participated in a multicentre study on quality of care in 23 hospitals in the Netherlands. PATIENTS: 327 non-institutionalised patients who had been in hospital six months before because of stroke. MAIN MEASURES: Data were collected on (a) characteristics of patients: socio-demographic status, cognitive function (mini mental state examination), disability (Barthel index), handicap (Rankin scale), emotional distress (emotional behavior subscale of the sickness impact profile) and health perception; (b) characteristics of care: use of various types of formal care after stroke, unmet care demands perceived by patients, unmet care demands confirmed by their general practitioners, continuity of care, and secondary prevention, and (c) patients' satisfaction with care received. RESULTS: 40% of the study sample were dissatisfied with at least one type of care received. Multivariate analyses showed that unmet care demands perceived by patients (odds ratio (OR) 3.2, 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.8-5.7) and emotional distress (OR 1.8, 95% CI 1.1-3.0) were the main variable associated with dissatisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: Patients' satisfaction was primarily associated with emotional distress and unmet care demands perceived by patients. No association was found between patients' satisfaction on the one hand and continuity of care or secondary prevention on the other; two care characteristics that are broadly accepted by professional care givers as important indicators of quality of long term care after stroke. IMPLICATIONS: In view of these findings discussion should take place about the relative weight that should be given to patients' satisfaction as an indicator of quality of care, compared with other quality indicators such as continuity of care and technical competence. More research is needed to find which dimensions of quality care are considered the most important by stroke patients and professional care givers. (+info)
Integrating MCH/FP and STD/HIV services: current debates and future directions. (5/1531)The issue of integrating MCH/FP and STD/HIV services has gained an increasingly high priority on public health agendas in recent years. In the prevailing climate of health sector reform, policy-makers are likely to be increasingly pressed to address the broader concept of "reproductive health' in the terms consolidated at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, and the UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Integrated MCH/FP and STD/HIV services could be regarded as a significant step towards providing integrated reproductive health services, but clarity of issues and concerns is essential. A number of rationales have emerged which argue for the integration of these services, and many concerns have been voiced. There is little consensus, however, on the definition of "integrated services' and there are few documented case studies which might clarify the issues. This paper reviews the context in which rationales for "integrated services' emerged, the issues of concern and the case studies available. It concludes by suggesting future directions for research, noting in particular the need for country-specific and multi-dimensional frameworks and the appropriateness of a policy analysis approach. (+info)
The three dimensions of managed care pharmacy practice. (6/1531)Our goal is to provide a framework for pharmacy in an evolving healthcare marketplace by identifying and discussing the three dimensions of pharmacy practice: (1) pharmacy practice across the continuum of care; (2) the major elements of pharmacy practice; and (3) the evolution of pharmacy during the five stages of the development of managed care. The framework was devised under the proposition that there is a substantial consistency in what patients need or should expect from pharmacists. As integrated health systems develop, pharmacists must apply their skills and knowledge across the continuum of care to ensure that they play an integral part in the systems. In a managed care environment characterized by change and the development of integrated health systems, pharmacists have opportunities to become involved directly in patient care in such areas as disease prevention, home healthcare, primary care, and subacute care. Information systems, hospital drug distribution, clinical pharmacy, and the fiscal environment comprise the major elements of pharmacy practice within an integrated health system, and the way in which each of these elements evolves as the healthcare market adapts to managed care is critical to pharmacy practice. If the pharmacy profession can demonstrate its ability to manage disease and health, improve outcomes, and reduce costs within the evolving healthcare system, pharmacists will play a vital role in the managed healthcare market in the approaching new millennium. (+info)
Development of a heart failure center: a medical center and cardiology practice join forces to improve care and reduce costs . (7/1531)Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a rapidly growing and expensive cardiovascular disorder. Conventional care for CHF is ineffective and results in a cycle of "crisis management" that includes repeated emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and physician visits. Recently, a number of outpatient coronary care centers that provide consistent, aggressive outpatient therapies and extensive patient education have emerged and are successfully breaking this cycle of dependence on hospital services. One such effort is the Heart Institute's Heart Failure Center, the result of a partnership between a private-practice cardiology group and our tertiary-care medical center. Our program includes not only patient education and outpatient infusions of inotropic agents, but an electronic linkage to the emergency department and home healthcare services. Preliminary data show that 16 months after the program was initiated, hospital admissions decreased by 30%, hospital days by 42% and average length of stay by 17%. An effective outpatient heart failure program can alleviate the economic burden of CHF and improve the quality of patient care. (+info)
Physicians in training as quality managers: survival strategy for academic health centers. (8/1531)Being responsible for medical education places academic health centers at a disadvantage in competing for managed care contracts. Although many suggestions have been made for changing medical education to produce physicians who are better prepared for the managed care environment, few studies have shown how physicians in training can actually contribute to the competitiveness of an academic health center. We present three examples of engaging trainees in projects with a population-based perspective that demonstrate how quality improvement for the academic health center can be operationalized and even led by physicians in training. In addition to gaining experience in a managed care skill that is increasingly important for future employment, physicians in training can simultaneously improve the quality of care delivered through the academic health center. (+info)
1. A false or misleading sensory experience, such as seeing a shape or color that is not actually present.
2. A delusion or mistaken belief that is not based on reality or evidence.
3. A symptom that is perceived by the patient but cannot be detected by medical examination or testing.
4. A feeling of being drugged, dizzy, or disoriented, often accompanied by hallucinations or altered perceptions.
5. A temporary and harmless condition caused by a sudden change in bodily functions or sensations, such as a hot flash or a wave of dizziness.
6. A false or mistaken belief about one's own health or medical condition, often resulting from misinterpretation of symptoms or self-diagnosis.
7. A psychological phenomenon in which the patient experiences a feeling of being in a different body or experiencing a different reality, such as feeling like one is in a dream or a parallel universe.
8. A neurological condition characterized by disturbances in sensory perception, such as seeing things that are not there ( hallucinations) or perceiving sensations that are not real.
9. A type of hysteria or conversion disorder in which the patient experiences physical symptoms without any underlying medical cause, such as numbness or paralysis of a limb.
10. A condition in which the patient has a false belief that they have a serious medical condition, often accompanied by excessive anxiety or fear.
ILLUSIONS IN MEDICINE
Illusions can be a significant challenge in medicine, as they can lead to misdiagnosis, mismanagement of symptoms, and unnecessary treatment. Here are some examples of how illusions can manifest in medical settings:
1. Visual illusions: A patient may see something that is not actually there, such as a shadow or a shape, which can be misinterpreted as a sign of a serious medical condition.
2. Auditory illusions: A patient may hear sounds or noises that are not real, such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing voices.
3. Tactile illusions: A patient may feel sensations on their skin that are not real, such as itching or crawling sensations.
4. Olfactory illusions: A patient may smell something that is not there, such as a strange odor or a familiar scent that is not actually present.
5. Gustatory illusions: A patient may taste something that is not there, such as a metallic or bitter taste.
6. Proprioceptive illusions: A patient may feel sensations of movement or position changes that are not real, such as feeling like they are spinning or floating.
7. Interoceptive illusions: A patient may experience sensations in their body that are not real, such as feeling like their heart is racing or their breathing is shallow.
8. Cognitive illusions: A patient may have false beliefs about their medical condition or treatment, such as believing they have a serious disease when they do not.
THE NEUROSCIENCE OF ILLUSIONS
Illusions are the result of complex interactions between the brain and the sensory systems. Here are some key factors that contribute to the experience of illusions:
1. Brain processing: The brain processes sensory information and uses past experiences and expectations to interpret what is being perceived. This can lead to misinterpretation and the experience of illusions.
2. Sensory integration: The brain integrates information from multiple senses, such as vision, hearing, and touch, to create a unified perception of reality. Imbalances in sensory integration can contribute to the experience of illusions.
3. Attention: The brain's attention system plays a critical role in determining what is perceived and how it is interpreted. Attention can be directed towards certain stimuli or away from others, leading to the experience of illusions.
4. Memory: Past experiences and memories can influence the interpretation of current sensory information, leading to the experience of illusions.
5. Emotion: Emotional states can also affect the interpretation of sensory information, leading to the experience of illusions. For example, a person in a state of fear may interpret ambiguous sensory information as threatening.
THE TREATMENT OF ILLUSIONS
Treatment for illusions depends on the underlying cause and can vary from case to case. Some possible treatment options include:
1. Sensory therapy: Sensory therapy, such as vision or hearing therapy, may be used to improve sensory processing and reduce the experience of illusions.
2. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT can help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to the experience of illusions.
3. Mindfulness training: Mindfulness training can help individuals develop greater awareness of their sensory experiences and reduce the influence of illusions.
4. Medication: In some cases, medication may be prescribed to treat underlying conditions that are contributing to the experience of illusions, such as anxiety or depression.
5. Environmental modifications: Environmental modifications, such as changing the lighting or reducing noise levels, may be made to reduce the stimulus intensity and improve perception.
Illusions are a common experience that can have a significant impact on our daily lives. Understanding the causes of illusions and seeking appropriate treatment can help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. By working with a healthcare professional, individuals can develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and helps them overcome the challenges of illusions.
A type of anxiety that occurs when an individual is separated from someone they have a strong emotional attachment to, such as a parent, child, or significant other. This can be a common experience for children who are separated from their parents, and it can also affect adults who are experiencing a long-distance relationship or the loss of a loved one.
* Feeling panicked or uneasy when away from the person they are attached to
* Difficulty sleeping or concentrating when separated
* Intrusive thoughts or dreams about the person they are attached to
* Avoidance of situations that might lead to separation
* Physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, or muscle tension
* Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with separation anxiety
* Medications, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs, to help manage symptoms
* Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation, to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety
* Support groups for individuals and families affected by separation anxiety
It's important to note that while some level of separation anxiety is normal, excessive or persistent separation anxiety can interfere with daily life and may be a sign of an underlying mental health condition. If you or someone you know is experiencing severe symptoms of separation anxiety, it's important to seek professional help from a mental health provider.
Aortic valve stenosis can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, calcium buildup, or congenital heart defects. It is typically diagnosed through echocardiography or cardiac catheterization. Treatment options for aortic valve stenosis include medications to manage symptoms, aortic valve replacement surgery, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which is a minimally invasive procedure.
In TAVR, a thin tube is inserted through a blood vessel in the leg and guided to the heart, where it delivers a new aortic valve. This can be performed through a small incision in the chest or through a catheter inserted into the femoral artery.
While TAVR has become increasingly popular for treating aortic valve stenosis, it is not suitable for all patients and requires careful evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of TAVR with a healthcare provider to determine the appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient.
Some common symptoms of affective disorders with psychotic features include:
* Depressed mood (lasting for two weeks or more)
* Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed
* Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
* Psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions
* Disorganized thinking or speech
* Difficulty with concentration or memory
* Increased risk of suicide
Some common types of affective disorders with psychotic features include:
* Major depressive disorder with psychotic features
* Bipolar disorder with psychotic features
* Brief psychotic disorder
Affective disorders with psychotic features can be treated with a combination of medications and therapy. Antipsychotic medications may be used to reduce the severity of psychotic symptoms, while antidepressant medications may be used to address underlying mood changes. Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help individuals understand and manage their thoughts and behaviors related to the disorder.
It is important to seek medical attention if symptoms of an affective disorder with psychotic features are present, as early intervention can improve outcomes and reduce the risk of complications. A mental health professional can provide a proper diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment.
The symptoms of short bowel syndrome can vary depending on the severity of the condition and may include:
* Abdominal pain
* Nausea and vomiting
* Weight loss
Treatment for short bowel syndrome typically involves a combination of dietary modifications, medications, and supplements to help manage symptoms and improve nutrient absorption. In some cases, intravenous feeding may be necessary to ensure adequate nutrition.
Short bowel syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
* Intestinal surgery
* Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis)
* Infections (such as Clostridium difficile or viral infections)
* Radiation therapy
* Trauma to the abdomen
* Congenital conditions (such as short gut syndrome)
Overall, short bowel syndrome can have a significant impact on quality of life and can be challenging to manage. However, with proper treatment and support, it is possible for individuals with this condition to lead active and fulfilling lives.
The burden of chronic diseases is significant, with over 70% of deaths worldwide attributed to them, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition to the physical and emotional toll they take on individuals and their families, chronic diseases also pose a significant economic burden, accounting for a large proportion of healthcare expenditure.
In this article, we will explore the definition and impact of chronic diseases, as well as strategies for managing and living with them. We will also discuss the importance of early detection and prevention, as well as the role of healthcare providers in addressing the needs of individuals with chronic diseases.
What is a Chronic Disease?
A chronic disease is a condition that lasts for an extended period of time, often affecting daily life and activities. Unlike acute diseases, which have a specific beginning and end, chronic diseases are long-term and persistent. Examples of chronic diseases include:
2. Heart disease
6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
7. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Impact of Chronic Diseases
The burden of chronic diseases is significant, with over 70% of deaths worldwide attributed to them, according to the WHO. In addition to the physical and emotional toll they take on individuals and their families, chronic diseases also pose a significant economic burden, accounting for a large proportion of healthcare expenditure.
Chronic diseases can also have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, limiting their ability to participate in activities they enjoy and affecting their relationships with family and friends. Moreover, the financial burden of chronic diseases can lead to poverty and reduce economic productivity, thus having a broader societal impact.
Addressing Chronic Diseases
Given the significant burden of chronic diseases, it is essential that we address them effectively. This requires a multi-faceted approach that includes:
1. Lifestyle modifications: Encouraging healthy behaviors such as regular physical activity, a balanced diet, and smoking cessation can help prevent and manage chronic diseases.
2. Early detection and diagnosis: Identifying risk factors and detecting diseases early can help prevent or delay their progression.
3. Medication management: Effective medication management is crucial for controlling symptoms and slowing disease progression.
4. Multi-disciplinary care: Collaboration between healthcare providers, patients, and families is essential for managing chronic diseases.
5. Health promotion and disease prevention: Educating individuals about the risks of chronic diseases and promoting healthy behaviors can help prevent their onset.
6. Addressing social determinants of health: Social determinants such as poverty, education, and employment can have a significant impact on health outcomes. Addressing these factors is essential for reducing health disparities and improving overall health.
7. Investing in healthcare infrastructure: Investing in healthcare infrastructure, technology, and research is necessary to improve disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
8. Encouraging policy change: Policy changes can help create supportive environments for healthy behaviors and reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
9. Increasing public awareness: Raising public awareness about the risks and consequences of chronic diseases can help individuals make informed decisions about their health.
10. Providing support for caregivers: Chronic diseases can have a significant impact on family members and caregivers, so providing them with support is essential for improving overall health outcomes.
Chronic diseases are a major public health burden that affect millions of people worldwide. Addressing these diseases requires a multi-faceted approach that includes lifestyle changes, addressing social determinants of health, investing in healthcare infrastructure, encouraging policy change, increasing public awareness, and providing support for caregivers. By taking a comprehensive approach to chronic disease prevention and management, we can improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.
The term "neuroma" is derived from the Greek words "neuron," meaning nerve, and "oma," meaning tumor. It is also known as a neurilemmoma, which refers to the layer of connective tissue that surrounds the nerve. Neuromas are usually slow-growing and may not cause any symptoms in their early stages. However, they can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area as they grow larger.
There are several types of neuroma, including:
* Morton's neuroma: This is the most common type of neuroma and affects the nerve that runs between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by compression or irritation of the nerve and can be treated with conservative methods such as shoe inserts, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications.
* Plantar neuroectodermal tumor: This type of neuroma occurs on the sole of the foot and is more rare than Morton's neuroma. It can be treated with surgery or radiation therapy.
* Acoustic neuroma: This type of neuroma affects the nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain and is usually benign. It can cause hearing loss, balance problems, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
In summary, a neuroma is a benign tumor that grows on a nerve, typically found between the third and fourth toes. It can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area and may be treated with surgery or other methods. There are several types of neuroma, including Morton's neuroma, plantar neuroectodermal tumor, and acoustic neuroma.
Choristoma is a rare benign tumor that originates from the remnants of the embryonic chorion, which is the outer layer of the placenta. It typically affects the ovary, uterus, or broad ligament in women, and less frequently, the testis, epididymis, or spermatic cord in men.
Choristomas are usually small (less than 5 cm in diameter) and may be solitary or multiple. They can be spherical, oval, or irregular in shape and are often surrounded by a fibrous capsule. The tumors are typically soft to the touch, with a smooth surface, and may be attached to the surrounding tissue by a stalk-like structure called a peduncle.
Choristomas are usually asymptomatic and are often incidentally detected during pelvic examination or imaging studies performed for other indications. In some cases, they may cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, pelvic pressure, or bleeding, especially if they rupture or become twisted.
Choristomas are typically isointense to the liver on T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and hyperintense on T2-weighted MRI, indicating high signal intensity on both sequences. They may also show enhancement after contrast administration. On ultrasound, choristomas may appear as hypoechoic masses with irregular margins.
The differential diagnosis for choristoma includes other benign and malignant tumors that can occur in the ovary, uterus, or broad ligament, such as fibroma, leiomyoma, endometrial polyp, or cancer. The diagnosis of choristoma is based on a combination of clinical, imaging, and histopathological features.
Choristomas are usually managed conservatively with close follow-up and monitoring to ensure that they do not grow or cause any complications. In rare cases, surgical intervention may be necessary if the tumor becomes symptomatic or if there is concern for malignancy. Complete excision of the choristoma is often difficult due to its extensive involvement with surrounding tissues.
The prognosis for choristoma is generally good, and most cases are benign and asymptomatic. However, in rare cases, malignant transformation can occur, and the tumor may grow and cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bleeding, or bowel obstruction. The long-term outlook for patients with choristoma depends on the size, location, and aggressiveness of the tumor, as well as the presence of any underlying medical conditions.
In conclusion, choristoma is a rare benign tumor that can occur in the ovary, uterus, or broad ligament. It typically presents with abdominal pain, bleeding, or other symptoms, and imaging studies are useful in diagnosing and monitoring the tumor. While the prognosis for choristoma is generally good, it is important to consider the possibility of malignant transformation and monitor patients closely for any signs of complications.
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- The relationship between continuity of care and trust with the patient's primary care physicians prior to diagnosis were examined in relationship to the patient's stage at diagnosis via Spearman correlations and chi-square analyses. (nih.gov)
- Handover information is presented in a structured format that facilitates optimal information transfer and recall, as well as establishing a shared understanding of the patient's condition, to ensure ongoing continuity of care. (who.int)
- Relationship between continuity of care and clinical outcomes in patients with dyslipidemia in Korea: a real world claims database study. (bvsalud.org)
- This study aimed to investigate the association between care continuity and the outcomes of patients with dyslipidemia . (bvsalud.org)
- The loss in patient volume due to care that was deferred during peak phases of COVID-19 is creating outsized effects on both health outcomes and financial sustainability for providers. (venturebeat.com)
- Team-based care has yet to proliferate widely, yet numerous excellent team-based programs around the United States demonstrate their added value in generating superb patient-centered health outcomes and science-driven care. (nih.gov)
- Standardized procedures can improve the quality of care and reduce suboptimal outcomes and patient experiences, leading to more appropriate use of services and lower costs. (nih.gov)
- Data regarding patient, caregiver, health care provider, HIT intervention, outcomes studied, and study design were extracted and maintained in a Microsoft Access database. (jmir.org)
- Numerous patient, caregiver, and health care relevant outcomes have been measured. (jmir.org)
- By applying an outcome-based product strategy during our collaborative discovery and exploration sessions, Thoughtworks and NHS Digital teams quickly identified a different path forward to yield faster outcomes for the healthcare system, its practitioners and patients. (thoughtworks.com)
- According to the person-centred Chronic Care Model, proactive care and self-management support in combination with community resources enhance quality of healthcare and health outcomes for patients with T2D. (biomedcentral.com)
- However, research is scarce concerning the importance of person-centred care and community resources for such outcomes as empowerment, and the relative impact of various patient support sources for empowerment is not known. (biomedcentral.com)
- Secondary outcomes were recurrent ED visits, subsequent hospitalizations, quality of life, and use of inhaled corticosteroids 1 year later.Three hundred eighty-four patients were enrolled. (nih.gov)
- Secondary outcomes include health care resource utilization/costs, communication between members of the care team, and patient quality of life. (researchprotocols.org)
- A study that examined data from multiple U.S. clinics found that less than 1% of diabetes care visits were conducted via telehealth in January and February 2020. (nih.gov)
- A survey of U.S. endocrinologists found that the majority were using telehealth for most or all patient visits by spring 2020. (nih.gov)
- A fall 2020 survey of people with diabetes that I conducted found that 65% of respondents had received some diabetes care via telehealth, but only about 5% of those using telehealth had any experience with it before the pandemic. (nih.gov)
- This study examined the relationship between continuity of care and trust in one's physician with stage of cancer among newly diagnosed colorectal and breast cancer patients. (nih.gov)
- A total of 119 newly diagnosed cancer patients (97 breast, 22 colorectal) were surveyed in face-to-face interviews. (nih.gov)
- There were 236,486 patients newly diagnosed with dyslipidemia in 2008 who were categorized into the high and low COC groups depending on their COCI. (bvsalud.org)
- The study shows that improved continuity of care for newly-diagnosed dyslipidemic patients might reduce the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease . (bvsalud.org)
- METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with consecutive inclusion of patients hospitalized at a county hospital in Sweden due to deteriorated HF during 2014. (wustl.edu)
- Methods - We identified patients from primary care practices in the Electronic Medical Record Administrative data Linked Database who had referrals to Ontario rheumatologists over the period 2000-2013. (ices.on.ca)
- Methods The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL and Cochrane Library databases were searched for randomised controlled trials of nurse-led care for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) published in English from inception to 23 December 2021. (bmj.com)
- How can you use telehealth to provide patient-centered diabetes care? (nih.gov)
- Many health care professionals and people with diabetes have used telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. (nih.gov)
- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in the use of telehealth to provide diabetes care. (nih.gov)
- Can telehealth be used to provide care for people with different types of diabetes? (nih.gov)
- Telehealth or telemedicine refers to any health care that's provided remotely via telecommunications technology. (nih.gov)
- Diabetes is one of the best-suited conditions for telehealth, and telehealth can be used to provide care for any type of diabetes. (nih.gov)
- Diabetes management depends on patient-generated data and the health-coaching relationships between patients and their health care professionals, and both of those things can be easily incorporated into a telehealth visit. (nih.gov)
- Q: What kinds of diabetes care can be delivered via telehealth? (nih.gov)
- Telehealth can be used to deliver many kinds of diabetes care, beyond interpreting data and adjusting medicines. (nih.gov)
- Q: How has the use of telehealth to deliver diabetes care shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic? (nih.gov)
- Q: During the pandemic, have some groups of patients been more likely than others to use telehealth? (nih.gov)
- The aim of the Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home Telemonitoring (TEC4Home) study is to generate evidence through a programmatic evaluation and a clinical trial to determine how home telemonitoring may improve care and increase patient safety during the transition of care and determine how it is best implemented to support patients with heart failure within this context. (researchprotocols.org)
- Various health conditions in OUTPATIENT CARE settings for which adequate management, treatment and interventions delivered in the ambulatory care setting could potentially prevent HOSPITALIZATION. (nih.gov)
- The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative research projects that examine the epidemiology of patient safety in ambulatory care settings and long term care facilities, gather evidence about strategies that can improve safety in these settings, and develop evidence-based tools to facilitate implementation of these strategies. (nih.gov)
- The Clinical Trials Support Unit is available to all members of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals and ambulatory care centers. (bcm.edu)
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists ASHP guidelines: minimum standard for pharmaceutical services in ambulatory care. (rheumatology.org)
- Clinicians should consider incorporating patients' preference for continuity into their office scheduling procedures. (nih.gov)
- This workshop will include representatives from the engineering/robotics community, clinicians, critical care workers, public health and safety experts, and emergency responders. (cra.org)
- Although electronic home monitoring using sensors that can send data to clinicians is identified in the literature as a useful way to support seniors at home, a key limitation is the absence of evidence on supporting the transition from acute care (hospital) to community (home) settings. (researchprotocols.org)
- Treatment decisions were challenging, and patients experienced uncertainty among clinicians about optimal therapies. (springer.com)
- Continuity of care prior to diagnosis was related to receiving mammography. (nih.gov)
- Some patients received an initial diagnosis of cancer, causing significant distress. (springer.com)
- Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment of a medical or health condition. (rheumatology.org)
- If the patient has a relapse, find out what happened (make a diagnosis) in order to formulate a new treatment plan. (medscape.com)
- They can choose to spend one continuity clinic session per month at a specialty clinic, if that falls under their interests, or spend additional clinical time on specialty clinics if their schedule allows. (nih.gov)
- Alice Bonner, formerly of the Massachusetts Department of Health (now Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), Craig Schneider of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, and Joel S. Weissman of Harvard Medical School address the importance of team-based care in the context of care transitions. (nih.gov)
- From 1993 through 1995, the Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), investigated three outbreaks of bloodstream infections (BSI) in patients receiving infusion therapy in their homes. (cdc.gov)
- NewYork-Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. (nyp.org)
- Appreciate the health professionals in cancer centers and in both inpatient and outpatient facilities caring for cancer patients with this virus. (nih.gov)
- How Can We Schedule More 'Good' Appointments for Doctors and Patients? (medpagetoday.com)
- Since GPs now have rapid access to re-registered suspended records, they no longer need to spend time conducting self-reporting medical history appointments, where new patients walk them through their care and health histories. (thoughtworks.com)
- By reducing the need for those appointments, the service has helped save around 57,000 GP hours across England, and enabled GPs to start delivering precise, informed patient care to them almost immediately. (thoughtworks.com)
- Warning signs for physicians that a patient has relapsed include missing appointments or attending AA meetings less frequently. (medscape.com)
- Among these elderly patients, a total of 40% received assistance at home prior to hospitalization and 52% after discharge. (wustl.edu)
- A total of 86% received written discharge information, one third felt insecure after hospitalization and lacked knowledge of which health care provider to consult with and contact in the event of deterioration or complications. (wustl.edu)
- even though most patients received written information at discharge, one third of the patients lacked knowledge about which health care provider to contact in the event of deterioration and felt insecure at home after discharge. (wustl.edu)
- 16. The discharge and care of the pediatric oncology patient. (nih.gov)
- Our objective was to compare the effect of two interventions on primary care follow-up after ED treatment for asthma exacerbations.We performed a randomized controlled trial of patients 2 to 54 years old who were judged safe for discharge receiving prednisone, and who were available for contact at 2 days and 30 days. (nih.gov)
- Upon discharge, the transition from the emergency department to home can be a vulnerable time for recovering patients with disruptions in the continuity of care. (researchprotocols.org)
- Our aim was to quantify wait times to primary and rheumatology care for patients with rheumatic diseases. (ices.on.ca)
- The role of a pharmacist can vary greatly among different practice settings, but ultimately pharmacists play an important role in providing and supporting pharmaceutical care for patients with rheumatic diseases. (rheumatology.org)
- Patients value the relationship with their physician, their physician's knowledge about them, and the ability to communicate their concerns. (nih.gov)
- 95% confidence interval, 1.5 to 5.1) when adjusted for other factors influencing follow-up (prior primary care relationship, insurance status). (nih.gov)
- relationship problems, caring for children, employment and financial difficulties. (springer.com)
- We conducted a retrospective cohort study on patients with dyslipidemia by employing the Korea National Health Insurance claims database during the period 2007-2018. (bvsalud.org)
- RESULTS: A total of 121 patients were included in the study, mean age 82.5 (±6.8) and 49% were women. (wustl.edu)
- This study, carried out among patients with T2D, examined in three age-groups (27-54, 55-64 and 65-75 years) whether person-centred care and diabetes-related social support, including community support and possibilities to influence community health issues, are associated with patient empowerment, when considering possible confounding factors, such as other quality of care indicators and psychosocial wellbeing. (biomedcentral.com)
- In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a landmark study, "To Err is Human," which highlighted the magnitude of safety problems in health care. (nih.gov)
- To better define the epidemiology of BSIs in the home-care setting, in 1995 the Hospital Infections Program conducted a prospective multicenter study of home infusion therapy patients. (cdc.gov)
- Study 1 is a feasibility study with 90 patients recruited from 2 emergency department sites to test implementation and evaluation procedures. (researchprotocols.org)
- Study 2 is a cluster randomized controlled trial that will include 30 emergency department sites and 900 patients across British Columbia. (researchprotocols.org)
- Study 3 will run concurrently to study 2 and test the effectiveness of predictive analytic software to detect patient deterioration sooner. (researchprotocols.org)
- Objects This study aims to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of nurse-led cares on cardiovascular risk factors among individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (bmj.com)
- This study aimed to examine the specific health-related quality of life challenges faced by DF patients, current experiences and expectations of care. (springer.com)
- This study has provided some interesting results related to which handover elements prehospital care providers consider as most important to include in handover. (who.int)
- HIT interventions addressed several recurring themes in this review: establishing continuity of care, addressing time constraints, and bridging geographical barriers. (jmir.org)
- Recognising the relative paucity of, and methodological issues in gathering evidence from these settings, the evidence scanning described in this paper considered which patient safety interventions might offer the 'better bet', e.g., the most effective and appropriate intervention in FCV settings.MethodsAn evidence scanning approach was used to examine the literature. (imperial.ac.uk)
- Randomized controlled trial of emergency department interventions to improve primary care follow-up for patients with acute asthma. (nih.gov)
- Continuity and utilization of health and community care in elderly patients with heart failure before and after hospitalization. (wustl.edu)
- The aim was to describe health and community care utilization prior to and 30 days after hospitalization, and the continuity of care in patients hospitalized due to de novo or deteriorated HF from the patients' perspective and from a medical chart review. (wustl.edu)
- Health care utilization increased significantly after hospitalization. (wustl.edu)
- and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)-convened representatives from multiple NIH Institutes and Center Operations, the research community, small business, the technology development field, and several community partners to share perspectives on essential technologies for all aspects of clinical care related to the health of Pregnant and Postpartum Women and People (PPWP), particularly those from underserved populations. (nih.gov)
- Ranked nationally in pediatric care. (archildrens.org)
- We are dedicated to caring for children, allowing us to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. (archildrens.org)
- HIT used in pediatric care involving caregivers has been implemented differently in a range of disease settings, with varying needs influencing the function, form and synchronicity of information transfer. (jmir.org)
- Trust in one's primary care physician was related to earlier detection among both the entire sample of patients with colon and breast cancer and among a subsample of women with breast cancer. (nih.gov)
- Continuity of care is not related to earlier detection of cancer, while trust with a regular physician was associated with earlier detection of cancer. (nih.gov)
- She highlights changes in medicine brought about by the digital age and changes in the patient-physician compact that give more authority to the patient. (nih.gov)
- Arkansas Children's offers comprehensive care to patients through a physician referral. (archildrens.org)
- As I've described before, our residents rotate through these cycles in teams, what we call "pods", such that there is an A resident, a B resident, a C resident, and a D resident, each taking sequential 2-week blocks of time at our practice dedicated to outpatient care. (medpagetoday.com)
- Since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report To Err Is Human ( 1999 ) was published, the healthcare industry has learned a great deal about teamwork and improvement, but few in health care methodically combine the two in order to reap their full potential. (nih.gov)
- Founded in 2004 by Kevin Pho, MD , KevinMD.com is the web's leading platform where physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, medical students, and patients share their insight and tell their stories. (kevinmd.com)
- Results - Among 2430 referrals from 168 family physicians, 2015 patients (82.9%) were seen by 146 rheumatologists within 1 year of referral. (ices.on.ca)
- Preparing for the next crisis will necessarily require planning and creation (in advance) of partnerships between public agencies (e.g., local and state health departments), hospitals and personal care physicians (which are often privately owned and operated), public safety and transportation agencies, and private industry. (cra.org)
- Pharmacists that work in hospitals can play a role in clarifying orders that are written for a patient, verifying medication orders, preparing and dispensing medications, working with the physicians and nurses providing direct patient care, and may even participate on rounds with physicians to provide suggestions on how to treat a patient. (rheumatology.org)
- The most common mistake physicians make is assuming too soon that the patient is stable. (medscape.com)
- The lack of standardization and integration into the health care delivery system has led to stakeholder burden and barriers to patient access to drugs with REMS. (fda.gov)
- The transition from hospital to home is often problematic due to insufficient coordination of care, leading to a fragmentation of care rather than a seamless continuum of care. (wustl.edu)
- This initiative is designed to create and maintain the highest quality and most seamless user experience for both patients and providers, helping facilitate coordination across the continuum of care," adds Ms. Boyer. (nyp.org)
- It stresses interdependence, efficient care coordination, and a culture that encourages parity among all team members ( IOM, 2001 , 2007 ). (nih.gov)
- Preventive care (e.g., for this visit? (cdc.gov)
- Over the past 2 decades, the delivery of health care in the United States has shifted increasingly from hospitals to patients' homes ( 1 - 3 ). (cdc.gov)
- Home care is often provided by family members who have little or no formal health-care training, which may place patients at increased risk of health-care-associated infections not typically seen in hospitals. (cdc.gov)
Type 2 diabet1
- This review provided a comprehensive assessment of the impact of nurse-led care in patients with type 2 diabetes. (bmj.com)
- Future research should continue to explore the importance of interpersonal continuity to patients. (nih.gov)
- Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research, in medical and health sciences education, and in patient care. (nyp.org)
- One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. (nyp.org)
- For routine care, this should be an appointment with their primary care doctor or a member of their care team that knows them, at a time that is convenient to the patient. (medpagetoday.com)
- or a prior scheduled appointment (group C). Follow-up with a primary care provider for asthma within 30 days was the main outcome. (nih.gov)
- To assess the full care pathway, we identified dates of symptom onset, presentation in primary care and referral from electronic medical records. (ices.on.ca)
- The purpose of this report was to assess and document continuity of sexual and reproductive health services with a focus on safe abortion, post abortion care and family planning services during the COVID -19 pandemic in selected countries of the World Health Organization Africa Region. (who.int)
- It now becomes essential to ensure patients schedule and complete delayed visits, tests, procedures, surgeries, and feel comfortable returning for emergency visits. (venturebeat.com)
- When a continuity index is high for a patient, when they primarily see their primary care provider for almost all of their visits, care tends to improve, things don't get duplicated, and a better bond begins to develop between the patient and their doctor, with higher levels of trust and compliance and so many other tangible and intangible factors. (medpagetoday.com)
- Emergency department (ED) visits for asthma are frequent and may indicate increased morbidity and poor primary care access. (nih.gov)
- Our ERs are staffed 24/7 with doctors, nurses and staff who know kids best - all trained to deliver right-sized care for your child in a safe environment. (archildrens.org)
- Understand how our customized Customer Care Services can impact your patients' experiences. (continuitycare.com)
- 2. [Improving surgical services for cancer patients]. (nih.gov)
- Comprehensive care services are needed. (springer.com)
- While health systems around the world are being challenged by increasing demand for care of COVID-19 patients, it is critical to all other services including sexual reproductive health services. (who.int)
- We determined the duration of each phase of the care pathway (symptom onset to primary care encounter, primary care encounter to referral, and referral to rheumatologist consultation) and compared them with established benchmarks. (ices.on.ca)
- How in the somewhat chaotic system we have can we figure out a better way to make sure everyone gets the care they need, the right care, at the right time? (medpagetoday.com)
- And for an annual physical, well, this should be with their primary care doctor, the person who knows their healthcare situation the best, who won't need to re-create the wheel every time they are seen. (medpagetoday.com)
- With more time for GPs and practice staff to focus on care delivery, the new suspended record continuity service is helping to improve experiences for patients across England, and driving NHS England towards its overarching goal of building an NHS that's fit for the future. (thoughtworks.com)
- Desmoid fibromatosis through the patients' eyes: time to change the focus and organisation of care? (springer.com)
- Prior to recovery, patients spent a great deal of time drinking or recovering from drinking. (medscape.com)
- Upon abstinence, patients will have more free time. (medscape.com)
- Patients should have a list of phone numbers of people they can call when they are having a difficult time coping. (medscape.com)
- Patients should spend time thinking about circumstances during which they feel at highest risk for relapse. (medscape.com)
- Frequent follow-up is essential to support the patient in recovery. (medscape.com)
- One of these documents, titled Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, posits that redesign of the health care process by administrators, health professionals, and patients is needed. (jmir.org)
- Knowledge gained from these projects will support the development of strategies and tools to deliver quality care that is safe in the ambulatory and long term care settings. (nih.gov)
- Remote monitoring of heart failure patients using home telemonitoring, coupled with clear communication protocols between health care professionals, can be effective in increasing the safety and quality of care for seniors with heart failure discharged from the emergency department. (researchprotocols.org)
- Development and implementation of a shared patient data base. (nih.gov)
- Routine linkage of electronic medical records with administrative data may help fill important gaps in knowledge about waits to primary and specialty care. (ices.on.ca)
- Regardless of the diagnoses written in 5a, does the patient related to this visit including chronic conditions. (cdc.gov)
- Baseline demographics, chronic asthma severity, and access to care were similar across groups. (nih.gov)
- Seniors with chronic diseases such as heart failure have complex care needs. (researchprotocols.org)
Shift in medical1
- But it will take a shift in medical care strategy to realize gains across the Medicare patient population. (benefitspro.com)
- Pediatric patients with health conditions requiring follow-up typically depend on a caregiver to mediate at least part of the necessary two-way communication with health care providers on their behalf. (jmir.org)
- High-acuity patients are typically transported directly to the emergency centre via ambulance by Handover trained prehospital care providers. (who.int)
- Up to 60 percent of MMM is preventable (both through proper screening and diagnoses and by improving care across the life course). (nih.gov)
- Interpersonal continuity of care is important to a majority of patients, particularly those from vulnerable groups. (nih.gov)
- BackgroundThe number of people living in fragile, conflict-affected, and vulnerable (FCV) settings is growing rapidly and attention to achieving universal health coverage must be accompanied by sufficient focus on the safety of care for universal access to be meaningful. (imperial.ac.uk)
- CONCLUSION: Most patients had not visited any health care facility within 30 days before hospitalization. (wustl.edu)
- Our flu resources and education information help parents and families provide effective care at home. (archildrens.org)
- Reach out to your existing security firm and ask them to provide a service continuity plan or agreement," Michael suggested. (earthnetworks.com)
- In this setting, a pharmacist may see patients in the office for educational counseling sessions about new medications, talking with the patient about specific drug-related questions, or working with the providers to provide drug information about different medication therapies their patients may be using. (rheumatology.org)
- While there is some evidence about the effectiveness of home telemonitoring for some patients and conditions, the TEC4Home project will be one of the first protocols that implements and evaluates the technology for patients with heart failure as they transition from the emergency department to home care. (researchprotocols.org)
- 9. [The work of the senior nurse in a department for patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus]. (nih.gov)
- After partnering with Thoughtworks to optimize its GP2GP transfer service, NHS Digital (now part of NHS England) began exploring opportunities to digitize and improve speed and efficiency for suspended patient re-registrations. (thoughtworks.com)
- Conclusion Nurse-led care is an effective and accessible intervention that could improve HbA1c, SBP, BMI levels among individuals with T2DM. (bmj.com)
- Increasing awareness may help to improve diagnostic pathways and overall patient experience. (springer.com)
- The recent coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the challenges faced by the healthcare, public safety, and economic systems when confronted with a surge in patients that require intensive treatment and a population that must be quarantined or shelter in place. (cra.org)
- Fred Pelzman of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates and weekly blogger for MedPage Today, follows what's going on in the world of primary care medicine from the perspective of his own practice. (medpagetoday.com)
- Targeted efforts are needed to promote more timely access to both primary and rheumatology care. (ices.on.ca)
- Primary care follow-up was higher in group C (65%) vs group A (42%) or group B (48%) [p = 0.002]. (nih.gov)
- The most obvious and pressing challenge is taking care of acutely ill patients while managing spread of infection within the care facility, but this is just the tip of the iceberg if we consider what could be done to prepare in advance for future pandemics. (cra.org)
- Use of a medical device is the greatest predictor (exogenous) of health-care-associated infection. (cdc.gov)
- This scoping review was designed to map the health literature about HIT used to facilitate communication involving health care providers and caregivers (who are usually family members) of pediatric patients with health conditions requiring follow-up. (jmir.org)
- Health care providers operated in hospital settings in 96 (92%) of the studies. (jmir.org)
- Patients love seeing a provider they know, and providers love taking care of patients they know. (medpagetoday.com)
- When a patient has a low continuity index, and they see lots of different providers, we often find that there is miscommunication, over-ordering, over-testing, and over-referring. (medpagetoday.com)
- In the community pharmacy, such as an independent or chain drug store, a pharmacist is primarily responsible for counseling patients on new medications , properly filling a medication order that comes from a prescriber, and being available for questions that may arise from other health care providers or patients. (rheumatology.org)
- Emergency centre hospital care providers. (who.int)
- Known potential prehospital care providers. (who.int)
- In particular, are there medical consequences when those whom desire continuity do not receive it? (nih.gov)
- Joyce Lammert of the Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) explores team-based learning and care through the experiences of VMMC. (nih.gov)
- Nearly eight million people in the United States received medical care at home in 1996 ( 4 ) , and an estimated 774,113 (10%) of these patients had at least one indwelling medical device ( 5 ) . (cdc.gov)
- Handover is a patient-centred process that presents adequate and contextually relevant patient-specific information from one medical professional to another. (who.int)
Health Care Pro2
- With around the clock support, you can rest easy knowing that a qualified Health Care Provider is just a phone call away. (continuitycare.com)
- Health information technology (HIT) and its subset, information communication technology (ICT), are increasingly being applied to facilitate communication between health care provider and caregiver in these situations. (jmir.org)
- Recovery means that patients can handle the stresses of everyday life without alcohol. (medscape.com)
- The epidemiology of health-care-associated infections in home-care settings has not been defined, but infections certainly occur. (cdc.gov)
- Our holistic approach towards care includes direct consultations and informed referrals to specialists across the care spectrum, including Food and Nutrition, Behavioral Health, Aging, Sleep, Weight Management, and many more. (continuitycare.com)
- Mercer performed the analysis, with results published in a white paper, " Integrated Patient-Centered Care Management in the Medicare Supplement Population ," available on the consulting firm's website. (benefitspro.com)