Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Formed by the articulation of the talus with the calcaneus.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot occurring at or before birth.
The seven bones which form the tarsus - namely, CALCANEUS; TALUS; cuboid, navicular, and the internal, middle, and external cuneiforms.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
The status of health in urban populations.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
The second largest of the TARSAL BONES. It articulates with the TIBIA and FIBULA to form the ANKLE JOINT.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
A union between adjacent bones or parts of a single bone formed by osseous material, such as ossified connecting cartilage or fibrous tissue. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.
A condition in which one or more of the arches of the foot have flattened out.
Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.
Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Institutional funding for facilities and for equipment which becomes a part of the assets of the institution.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
A shared service which combines the purchasing power of individual organizations or facilities in order to obtain lower prices for equipment and supplies. (From Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
Organizations comprising wage and salary workers in health-related fields for the purpose of improving their status and conditions. The concept includes labor union activities toward providing health services to members.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
A geographical area of the United States with no definite boundaries but comprising northeastern Alabama, northwestern Georgia, northwestern South Carolina, western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, western Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland, southwestern Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, and southern New York.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
The islands of the Pacific Ocean divided into MICRONESIA; MELANESIA; and POLYNESIA (including NEW ZEALAND). The collective name Oceania includes the aforenamed islands, adding AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; and the Malay Archipelago (INDONESIA). (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p910, 880)
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
The status of health in rural populations.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Organized groups of users of goods and services.
Interactional process combining investigation, discussion, and agreement by a number of people in the preparation and carrying out of a program to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community. It usually involves the action of a formal political, legal, or recognized voluntary body.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.
The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
All organized methods of funding.
A process whereby representatives of a particular interest group attempt to influence governmental decision makers to accept the policy desires of the lobbying organization.
The largest of the TARSAL BONES which is situated at the lower and back part of the FOOT, forming the HEEL.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Individuals responsible for the development of policy and supervision of the execution of plans and functional operations.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc.
A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of infants.
Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.
Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
Comprehensive planning for the physical development of the city.
Usually organized community efforts to raise money to promote financial programs of institutions. The funds may include individual gifts.
Abstract standards or empirical variables in social life which are believed to be important and/or desirable.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Social structure of a group as it relates to the relative social rank of dominance status of its members. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.
A moon-shaped carpal bone which is located between the SCAPHOID BONE and TRIQUETRUM BONE.
Hospitals which provide care for the military personnel and usually for their dependents.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.
Educational institutions providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
Groups set up to advise governmental bodies, societies, or other institutions on policy. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.
Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
A subgroup having special characteristics within a larger group, often bound together by special ties which distinguish it from the larger group.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.
A large or important municipality of a country, usually a major metropolitan center.
The surgical fixation of a joint by a procedure designed to accomplish fusion of the joint surfaces by promoting the proliferation of bone cells. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.
A competitive team sport played on a rectangular court having a raised basket at each end.
The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Premature closure of one or more CRANIAL SUTURES. It often results in plagiocephaly. Craniosynostoses that involve multiple sutures are sometimes associated with congenital syndromes such as ACROCEPHALOSYNDACTYLIA; and CRANIOFACIAL DYSOSTOSIS.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.

Raising the bar: the use of performance guarantees by the Pacific Business Group on Health. (1/149)

In 1996 the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) negotiated more than two dozen performance guarantees with thirteen of California's largest health maintenance organizations (HMOs) on behalf the seventeen large employers in its Negotiating Alliance. The negotiations put more than $8 million at risk for meeting performance targets with the goal of improving the performance of all health plans. Nearly $2 million, or 23 percent of the premium at risk, was refunded to the PBGH by the HMOs for missed targets. The majority of plans met their targets for satisfaction with the health plan and physicians, as well as cesarean section, mammography, Pap smear, and prenatal care rates. However, eight of the thirteen plans missed their targets for childhood immunizations, refunding 86 percent of the premium at risk.  (+info)

A multiple case study of implementation in 10 local Project ASSIST coalitions in North Carolina. (2/149)

Community health promotion relies heavily on coalitions to address a multitude of public health issues. In spite of their widespread use, there have been very few studies of coalitions at various stages of coalition development. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that facilitated or impeded coalition effectiveness in the implementation stage of coalition development. The research design was a multiple case study with cross-case comparisons. Each of the 10 local North Carolina Project ASSIST coalitions constituted a case. Data collection included: semi-structured interviews, observation, document review, and surveys of members and staff. Some of the major factors that facilitated implementation included: the ability of the coalition to provide its own vision, staff with the skills and time to work with the coalition, frequent and productive communication, cohesion or a sense of belonging on the coalition, and complexity of the coalition structure during the intervention phase. Barriers to effective implementation included: staff turnover and staff lacking community organization skills, dependence on the state-level staff during the planning phase and lack of member input into the action plan. Conflict contributed to staff turnover, reluctance to conduct certain activities and difficulty in recruiting members, all of which had implications for implementation.  (+info)

Identification and assessment of high-risk seniors. HMO Workgroup on Care Management. (3/149)

CONTEXT: Many older adults with chronic illnesses and multidimensional needs are at high risk of adverse health outcomes, poor quality of life, and heavy use of health-related services. Modern proactive care of older populations includes identification of such high-risk individuals, assessment of their health-related needs, and interventions designed both to meet those needs and to prevent undesirable outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This paper outlines an approach to the tasks of identifying and assessing high-risk seniors. Intervention identification of high-risk seniors (also called case finding) is accomplished through a combination of periodic screening, recognition of high-risk seniors by clinicians, and analysis of administrative databases. Once identified, potentially high-risk individuals undergo on initial assessment in eight domains: cognition, medical conditions, medications, access to care, functional status, social situation, nutrition, and emotional status. The initial assessment is accomplished in a 30- to 45-minute interview conducted by a skilled professional--usually one with a background in nursing. The data are used to link some high-risk persons with appropriate services and to identify others who require more detailed assessments. Detailed assessment is often performed by interdisciplinary teams of various compositions and methods of operation, depending on local circumstances. CONCLUSION: The rapid growth in Medicare managed care is presenting many opportunities for developing more effective strategies for the proactive care for older populations. Identification and assessment of high-risk individuals are important initial steps in this process, paving the way for testing of interventions designed to reduce adverse health consequences and to improve the quality of life.  (+info)

Reporting comparative results from hospital patient surveys. (4/149)

Externally-reported assessments of hospital quality are in increasing demand, as consumers, purchasers, providers, and public policy makers express growing interest in public disclosure of performance information. This article presents an analysis of a groundbreaking program in Massachusetts to measure and disseminate comparative quality information about patients' hospital experiences. The article emphasizes the reporting structure that was developed to address the project's dual goals of improving the quality of care delivered statewide while also advancing public accountability. Numerous trade-offs were encountered in developing reports that would satisfy a range of purchaser and provider constituencies. The final result was a reporting framework that emphasized preserving detail to ensure visibility for each participating hospital's strengths as well as its priority improvement areas. By avoiding oversimplification of the results, the measurement project helped to support a broad range of successful improvement activity statewide.  (+info)

HRSA's Models That Work Program: implications for improving access to primary health care. (5/149)

The main objective of the Models That Work Campaign (MTW) is improving access to health care for vulnerable and underserved populations. A collaboration between the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and 39 cosponsors--among them national associations, state and federal agencies, community-based organizations, foundations, and businesses--this initiative gives recognition and visibility to innovative and effective service delivery models. Models are selected based on a set of criteria that includes delivery of high quality primary care services, community participation, integration of health and social services, quantifiable outcomes, and replicability. Winners of the competition are showcased nationally and hired to provide training to other communities, to document and publish their strategies, and to provide onsite technical assistance on request.  (+info)

Early experience with a new model of employer group purchasing in Minnesota. (6/149)

The Buyers Health Care Action Group (BHCAG) in the Twin Cities has implemented a new purchasing initiative that offers employees a choice among care systems with nonoverlapping networks of primary care providers. These systems offer a standardized benefit package, submit annual bids, and are paid on a risk-adjusted basis. Employees are provided with information on quality and other differences among systems, and most have financial incentives to choose lower-cost systems. Generally, providers have responded favorably to direct contracting and to risk-adjusted payments but have concerns about the risk-adjustment mechanism used and, more importantly, the strength of employers' commitment to the purchasing model.  (+info)

The pursuit of quality by business coalitions: a national survey. (7/149)

The extent to which business coalitions and their employer members are catalysts for improving quality of care is of interest to policymakers, who need to know where and under what circumstances the marketplace succeeds on its own in assuring quality. Using data from the 1998 National Business Coalition on Health annual survey, this paper indicates that most coalitions have an infrastructure in place that could be tapped to advance quality goals. Although the survey data cannot tell us the extent to which coalitions are exercising their enhanced market influence specifically to improve quality, interviews with coalition leaders provide insights about how quality considerations can factor into coalition strategies.  (+info)

Beyond cost: 'responsible purchasing' of managed care by employers. (8/149)

We explore the extent of "responsible purchasing" by employers--the degree to which employers collect and use nonfinancial information in selecting and managing employee health plans. Most firms believe that they have some responsibility for assessing the quality of the health plans they offer. Some pay attention to plan characteristics such as the ability to provide adequate access to providers and services and scores on enrollee satisfaction surveys. A more limited but still notable number of firms take specific actions based on responsible purchasing information. Because of countervailing pressures, however, it is not clear whether or not the firms most involved in responsible purchasing are signaling a developing trend.  (+info)

There are many different types of congenital foot deformities, including:

1. Clubfoot (also known as talipes equinovarus): This is a condition in which the foot is twisted inward and downward, so that the heel is next to the ankle bone and the toes are pointing upwards.
2. Cavus foot (also known as high arch foot): This is a condition in which the arch of the foot is raised and rigid, making it difficult to walk or stand.
3. Flatfoot (also known as fallen arch foot): This is a condition in which the arch of the foot is low or nonexistent, causing the foot to appear flat.
4. Metatarsus adductus: This is a condition in which the forefoot is turned inward so that the toes are pointing towards the other foot.
5. Cleft foot: This is a rare condition in which the foot is misshapen and has a cleft or divide in the soft tissue.
6. Polydactyly (extra digits): This is a condition in which there are extra toes or fingers present.
7. Posterior tibial dysfunction: This is a condition in which the tendon that supports the arch of the foot is weakened or injured, leading to a flatfoot deformity.
8. Hereditary conditions: Some congenital foot deformities can be inherited from parents or grandparents.
9. Genetic syndromes: Certain genetic syndromes, such as Down syndrome, can increase the risk of developing congenital foot deformities.
10. Environmental factors: Exposure to certain medications or chemicals during pregnancy can increase the risk of congenital foot deformities.

Congenital foot deformities can be diagnosed through a physical examination, X-rays, and other imaging tests. Treatment options depend on the specific type and severity of the deformity, but may include:

1. Observation and monitoring: Mild cases of congenital foot deformities may not require immediate treatment and can be monitored with regular check-ups to see if any changes occur.
2. Orthotics and shoe inserts: Customized shoe inserts or orthotics can help redistribute pressure and support the foot in a more neutral position.
3. Casting or bracing: In some cases, casting or bracing may be used to help straighten the foot and promote proper alignment.
4. Surgery: In severe cases of congenital foot deformities, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity. This can involve cutting or realigning bones, tendons, or other soft tissue to achieve a more normal foot position.
5. Physical therapy: After treatment, physical therapy may be recommended to help improve strength and range of motion in the affected foot.

1. Skull deformities: Synostosis can lead to abnormal growth and shape of the skull, which can cause visual disturbances, hearing loss, and other complications.
2. Respiratory problems: Fused bones in the skull can reduce the size of the nasal passages and sinuses, making it harder to breathe properly.
3. Neurological issues: Synostosis can press on the brain and spinal cord, leading to headaches, seizures, and other neurological symptoms.
4. Vision problems: The fusion of bones can cause double vision or other visual disturbances, which can affect a child's ability to learn and develop normally.
5. Hearing loss: In some cases, synostosis can lead to hearing loss due to the abnormal growth of the bones in the middle ear.
6. Sleep apnea: Synostosis can cause the airway to be narrowed or blocked, leading to sleep apnea and other breathing problems.
7. Dental problems: Fused bones in the skull can affect the alignment of teeth and lead to dental problems such as crowding, misalignment, or tooth loss.
8. Speech difficulties: Synostosis can cause speech difficulties due to the abnormal growth of the bones in the mouth and throat.
9. Feeding difficulties: Fused bones in the skull can make it harder for a child to eat properly, leading to feeding difficulties and malnutrition.
10. Emotional and social challenges: Children with synostosis may experience emotional and social challenges due to their appearance or difficulty with basic functions such as eating and breathing.

Treatment for synostosis usually involves a combination of surgery, physical therapy, and other supportive care to help manage the symptoms and improve quality of life.

There are several types of flatfoot, including:

1. Congenital flatfoot: This type is present at birth and is caused by a defect in the development of the foot bones.
2. Acquired flatfoot: This type can develop over time due to injuries, arthritis, or other conditions that cause the arch to collapse.
3. Neuromuscular flatfoot: This type is caused by nerve or muscle disorders that affect the ability to control the foot's movements.
4. Traumatic flatfoot: This type is caused by an injury such as a fracture or tear of one or more of the tendons in the foot.
5. Pes planus: This type is characterized by a complete collapse of the arch, causing the entire sole of the foot to be in contact with the ground.

Flatfoot can cause symptoms such as pain in the heel and arch area, swelling, and difficulty walking or standing for long periods. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the condition and may include conservative measures such as orthotics, physical therapy, and shoe modifications, or surgical interventions to correct the deformity.

The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space along the inside of the ankle bone (calcaneus) where the nerve passes through. When the nerve becomes compressed or irritated, it can cause symptoms to develop. Common causes of tarsal tunnel syndrome include overuse or repetitive strain injuries, such as running or dancing, and chronic conditions like diabetes or arthritis.

Symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome can vary in severity and may include:

* Pain on the inside of the ankle and foot
* Numbness or tingling sensations in the foot and toes
* Burning or shooting pain in the heel and arch
* Weakness in the foot or ankle muscles
* Difficulty walking or standing due to pain

Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be diagnosed through a physical examination, nerve conduction studies, and imaging tests like X-rays or MRI. Treatment options for the condition range from conservative measures such as rest, physical therapy, and medication to surgery in severe cases.

Some common types of mental disorders include:

1. Anxiety disorders: These conditions cause excessive worry, fear, or anxiety that interferes with daily life. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
2. Mood disorders: These conditions affect a person's mood, causing feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anger that persist for weeks or months. Examples include depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.
3. Personality disorders: These conditions involve patterns of thought and behavior that deviate from the norm of the average person. Examples include borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.
4. Psychotic disorders: These conditions cause a person to lose touch with reality, resulting in delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized thinking. Examples include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and brief psychotic disorder.
5. Trauma and stressor-related disorders: These conditions develop after a person experiences a traumatic event, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
6. Dissociative disorders: These conditions involve a disconnection or separation from one's body, thoughts, or emotions. Examples include dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) and depersonalization disorder.
7. Neurodevelopmental disorders: These conditions affect the development of the brain and nervous system, leading to symptoms such as difficulty with social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Examples include autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Rett syndrome.

Mental disorders can be diagnosed by a mental health professional using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which provides criteria for each condition. Treatment typically involves a combination of medication and therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or psychodynamic therapy, depending on the specific disorder and individual needs.

Neoplasm refers to an abnormal growth of cells that can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Neoplasms can occur in any part of the body and can affect various organs and tissues. The term "neoplasm" is often used interchangeably with "tumor," but while all tumors are neoplasms, not all neoplasms are tumors.

Types of Neoplasms

There are many different types of neoplasms, including:

1. Carcinomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the epithelial cells lining organs and glands. Examples include breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer.
2. Sarcomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in connective tissue, such as bone, cartilage, and fat. Examples include osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and soft tissue sarcoma.
3. Lymphomas: These are cancers of the immune system, specifically affecting the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues. Examples include Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
4. Leukemias: These are cancers of the blood and bone marrow that affect the white blood cells. Examples include acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
5. Melanomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Examples include skin melanoma and eye melanoma.

Causes and Risk Factors of Neoplasms

The exact causes of neoplasms are not fully understood, but there are several known risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing a neoplasm. These include:

1. Genetic predisposition: Some people may be born with genetic mutations that increase their risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
2. Environmental factors: Exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as radiation and certain chemicals, can increase the risk of developing a neoplasm.
3. Infection: Some neoplasms are caused by viruses or bacteria. For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common cause of cervical cancer.
4. Lifestyle factors: Factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a poor diet can increase the risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
5. Family history: A person's risk of developing a neoplasm may be higher if they have a family history of the condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Neoplasms

The signs and symptoms of neoplasms can vary depending on the type of cancer and where it is located in the body. Some common signs and symptoms include:

1. Unusual lumps or swelling
2. Pain
3. Fatigue
4. Weight loss
5. Change in bowel or bladder habits
6. Unexplained bleeding
7. Coughing up blood
8. Hoarseness or a persistent cough
9. Changes in appetite or digestion
10. Skin changes, such as a new mole or a change in the size or color of an existing mole.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Neoplasms

The diagnosis of a neoplasm usually involves a combination of physical examination, imaging tests (such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans), and biopsy. A biopsy involves removing a small sample of tissue from the suspected tumor and examining it under a microscope for cancer cells.

The treatment of neoplasms depends on the type, size, location, and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient's overall health. Some common treatments include:

1. Surgery: Removing the tumor and surrounding tissue can be an effective way to treat many types of cancer.
2. Chemotherapy: Using drugs to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
3. Radiation therapy: Using high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer is located in a specific area of the body.
4. Immunotherapy: Boosting the body's immune system to fight cancer can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.
5. Targeted therapy: Using drugs or other substances to target specific molecules on cancer cells can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.

Prevention of Neoplasms

While it is not always possible to prevent neoplasms, there are several steps that can reduce the risk of developing cancer. These include:

1. Avoiding exposure to known carcinogens (such as tobacco smoke and radiation)
2. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
3. Getting regular exercise
4. Not smoking or using tobacco products
5. Limiting alcohol consumption
6. Getting vaccinated against certain viruses that are associated with cancer (such as human papillomavirus, or HPV)
7. Participating in screening programs for early detection of cancer (such as mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colon cancer)
8. Avoiding excessive exposure to sunlight and using protective measures such as sunscreen and hats to prevent skin cancer.

It's important to note that not all cancers can be prevented, and some may be caused by factors that are not yet understood or cannot be controlled. However, by taking these steps, individuals can reduce their risk of developing cancer and improve their overall health and well-being.

Acute wounds and injuries are those that occur suddenly and heal within a relatively short period of time, usually within a few days or weeks. Examples of acute wounds include cuts, scrapes, and burns. Chronic wounds and injuries, on the other hand, are those that persist over a longer period of time and may not heal properly, leading to long-term complications. Examples of chronic wounds include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and chronic back pain.

Wounds and injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, sports injuries, violence, and medical conditions such as diabetes or circulatory problems. Treatment for wounds and injuries depends on the severity of the injury and may include cleaning and dressing the wound, applying antibiotics, immobilizing broken bones, and providing pain management. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged tissues or restore function.

Preventive measures for wounds and injuries include wearing appropriate protective gear during activities such as sports or work, following safety protocols to avoid accidents, maintaining proper hygiene and nutrition to prevent infection, and seeking medical attention promptly if an injury occurs.

Overall, wounds and injuries can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, and it is important to seek medical attention promptly if symptoms persist or worsen over time. Proper treatment and management of wounds and injuries can help to promote healing, reduce the risk of complications, and improve long-term outcomes.

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:

1. Diabetes
2. Heart disease
3. Arthritis
4. Asthma
5. Cancer
6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
7. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
8. Hypertension
9. Osteoporosis
10. Stroke

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.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection is a condition in which the body is infected with HIV, a type of retrovirus that attacks the body's immune system. HIV infection can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a condition in which the immune system is severely damaged and the body is unable to fight off infections and diseases.

There are several ways that HIV can be transmitted, including:

1. Sexual contact with an infected person
2. Sharing of needles or other drug paraphernalia with an infected person
3. Mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding
4. Blood transfusions ( although this is rare in developed countries due to screening processes)
5. Organ transplantation (again, rare)

The symptoms of HIV infection can be mild at first and may not appear until several years after infection. These symptoms can include:

1. Fever
2. Fatigue
3. Swollen glands in the neck, armpits, and groin
4. Rash
5. Muscle aches and joint pain
6. Night sweats
7. Diarrhea
8. Weight loss

If left untreated, HIV infection can progress to AIDS, which is a life-threatening condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

1. Opportunistic infections (such as pneumocystis pneumonia)
2. Cancer (such as Kaposi's sarcoma)
3. Wasting syndrome
4. Neurological problems (such as dementia and seizures)

HIV infection is diagnosed through a combination of blood tests and physical examination. Treatment typically involves antiretroviral therapy (ART), which is a combination of medications that work together to suppress the virus and slow the progression of the disease.

Prevention methods for HIV infection include:

1. Safe sex practices, such as using condoms and dental dams
2. Avoiding sharing needles or other drug-injecting equipment
3. Avoiding mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding
4. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which is a short-term treatment that can prevent infection after potential exposure to the virus
5. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is a daily medication that can prevent infection in people who are at high risk of being exposed to the virus.

It's important to note that HIV infection is manageable with proper treatment and care, and that people living with HIV can lead long and healthy lives. However, it's important to be aware of the risks and take steps to prevent transmission.

There are several types of diabetes mellitus, including:

1. Type 1 DM: This is an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, resulting in a complete deficiency of insulin production. It typically develops in childhood or adolescence, and patients with this condition require lifelong insulin therapy.
2. Type 2 DM: This is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for around 90% of all cases. It is caused by a combination of insulin resistance (where the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin) and impaired insulin secretion. It is often associated with obesity, physical inactivity, and a diet high in sugar and unhealthy fats.
3. Gestational DM: This type of diabetes develops during pregnancy, usually in the second or third trimester. Hormonal changes and insulin resistance can cause blood sugar levels to rise, putting both the mother and baby at risk.
4. LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults): This is a form of type 1 DM that develops in adults, typically after the age of 30. It shares features with both type 1 and type 2 DM.
5. MODY (Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young): This is a rare form of diabetes caused by genetic mutations that affect insulin production. It typically develops in young adulthood and can be managed with lifestyle changes and/or medication.

The symptoms of diabetes mellitus can vary depending on the severity of the condition, but may include:

1. Increased thirst and urination
2. Fatigue
3. Blurred vision
4. Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
5. Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
6. Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
7. Flu-like symptoms such as weakness, dizziness, and stomach pain
8. Dark, velvety skin patches (acanthosis nigricans)
9. Yellowish color of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
10. Delayed healing of cuts and wounds

If left untreated, diabetes mellitus can lead to a range of complications, including:

1. Heart disease and stroke
2. Kidney damage and failure
3. Nerve damage (neuropathy)
4. Eye damage (retinopathy)
5. Foot damage (neuropathic ulcers)
6. Cognitive impairment and dementia
7. Increased risk of infections and other diseases, such as pneumonia, gum disease, and urinary tract infections.

It is important to note that not all individuals with diabetes will experience these complications, and that proper management of the condition can greatly reduce the risk of developing these complications.

Types of Substance-Related Disorders:

1. Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): A chronic disease characterized by the excessive consumption of alcohol, leading to impaired control over drinking, social or personal problems, and increased risk of health issues.
2. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of opioids, such as prescription painkillers or heroin, leading to withdrawal symptoms when the substance is not available.
3. Stimulant Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.
4. Cannabis Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of cannabis, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.
5. Hallucinogen Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of hallucinogens, such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.

Causes and Risk Factors:

1. Genetics: Individuals with a family history of substance-related disorders are more likely to develop these conditions.
2. Mental health: Individuals with mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, may be more likely to use substances as a form of self-medication.
3. Environmental factors: Exposure to substances at an early age, peer pressure, and social environment can increase the risk of developing a substance-related disorder.
4. Brain chemistry: Substance use can alter brain chemistry, leading to dependence and addiction.


1. Increased tolerance: The need to use more of the substance to achieve the desired effect.
2. Withdrawal: Experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, or nausea when the substance is not present.
3. Loss of control: Using more substance than intended or for longer than intended.
4. Neglecting responsibilities: Neglecting responsibilities at home, work, or school due to substance use.
5. Continued use despite negative consequences: Continuing to use the substance despite physical, emotional, or financial consequences.


1. Physical examination: A doctor may perform a physical examination to look for signs of substance use, such as track marks or changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
2. Laboratory tests: Blood or urine tests can confirm the presence of substances in the body.
3. Psychological evaluation: A mental health professional may conduct a psychological evaluation to assess symptoms of substance-related disorders and determine the presence of co-occurring conditions.


1. Detoxification: A medically-supervised detox program can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.
2. Medications: Medications such as methadone or buprenorphine may be prescribed to manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.
3. Behavioral therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management are effective behavioral therapies for treating substance use disorders.
4. Support groups: Joining a support group such as Narcotics Anonymous can provide a sense of community and support for individuals in recovery.
5. Lifestyle changes: Making healthy lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.

It's important to note that diagnosis and treatment of substance-related disorders is a complex process and should be individualized based on the specific needs and circumstances of each patient.

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  • GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / ACCESSWIRE / May 25, 2023 / On the occasion of the 76th World Health Assembly, the United for Self-Care Coalition[1] hosted a side event highlighting the need to embed self-care into the healthcare continuum, particularly in the context of managing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), strengthening primary health care (PHC) and advancing universal health coverage (UHC). (yahoo.com)
  • On March 6, 2023, the FDA revised and reissued the umbrella EUA for disposable, single-use surgical masks intended for use in health care settings by health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (nwrhcc.org)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health's (DFWBGH) Timely Cancer Care Project unites employer/purchaser allied in closing gaps in the use of high-value cancer screenings and driving out health disparities. (nationalalliancehealth.org)
  • Asthma 2003 will address the asthma and asthma-related objectives of Healthy People 2010 (HP 2010) as well as the overarching goals to increase the quality and years of healthy life and eliminate health disparities. (nih.gov)
  • Today, I am happy to announce that the findings and recommendations from our two-year strategic planning effort for health disparities and equity research are published in a special issue of Neurology. (nih.gov)
  • Coalitions include health department staff members (at the state, tribal, territory, US Pacific Island jurisdiction, and local levels) with expertise in cancer and their key partners, such as nonprofit organizations and community health centers. (cdc.gov)
  • Those cancer care institutions and professionals - cancer centers, academic health centers, hospitals, and community oncologists - must now demonstrate that same commitment to their patients by requiring vaccination. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • As a result, those cancer patients who are immunocompromised have been advised to continue to follow COVID-19 public health measures identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including masking, distancing, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • Preventive healthcare services should follow best practices for family planning as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (texaswhc.org)
  • The Virginia Department of Health offers a weekly report that tracks visits to emergency departments and urgent care centers for influenza-like illness. (nwrhcc.org)
  • This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, solicits applications from domestic (United States) institutions/organizations proposing to support the development, expansion, or reconfiguration of infrastructures needed to facilitate collaboration between academic health centers and community-based organizations for health science research. (nih.gov)
  • Denise Cardo, MD Director CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that affects at least 1.7 million adults in the United States each year and causes nearly 270,000 deaths. (cdc.gov)
  • Speakers from a range of organizations provided a rich debate, including representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the Self-Care Trailblazer Group, Imperial College London Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) and the International Alliance of Patient Organisations (IAPO). (yahoo.com)
  • NIDA has partnered with six medical professional organizations and expert consultants to develop and launch a continuing medical education/continuing education (CME/CE) program to help train health care clinicians on best practices for addressing substance use disorder with their adolescent patients. (nih.gov)
  • The Coalition comprises the medical professional organizations and expert consultants listed below. (nih.gov)
  • NCCS joined other patient, professional, and research organizations of the Cancer Leadership Council (CLC) in issuing a statement in support of COVID-19 vaccination of all health care workers. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • The undersigned cancer patient, health care professional, and research organizations advocate that all health care employers require their workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and that all health care professionals accept vaccination without delay. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • The Ontario Health Coalition is a network of over 400 grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. (ontariohealthcoalition.ca)
  • HCC member organizations work together during an emergency to support the medical and healthcare needs of the community. (santacruzsalud.org)
  • A Coalition of organizations promoting access to preventive healthcare for all Texas women. (texaswhc.org)
  • Our HAI/AR Program newsletter, the HAI High Sign is published on a regular basis and distributed electronically to hospital infection preventionists, key stakeholders from other healthcare facilities and membership organizations, as well as health department staff. (nwrhcc.org)
  • COCA fosters partnerships with national clinician organizations to strengthen information-sharing networks before, during, and after a public health emergency. (nwrhcc.org)
  • Not all deploying organizations provide evacuation insurance (see Sec. 6, Ch. 1, Travel Insurance, Travel Health Insurance & Medical Evacuation Insurance ) or a detailed evacuation contingency plan. (cdc.gov)
  • 2. To enhance communication across healthcare and public safety disciplines and organizations that will lead to better coordination and planning. (nih.gov)
  • s train volunteer teams within congregations, Today, a variety of health agencies such as State and local health departments, voluntary health s implement effective CVD prevention organizations, managed care organizations, com- programs, munity hospitals, health coalitions, and others s sustain momentum for continued activity, and include congregations among the target audi- ences for their programs. (nih.gov)
  • The event, which was held on Wednesday 24 May entitled 'Self-Care: A Foundational Component of Health System Sustainability,' brought together policymakers, healthcare providers, academics and patient advocates to discuss strategies for integrating self-care into national health systems and advancing health equity. (yahoo.com)
  • We believe that self-care is a critical component for the advancement of UHC, and we are committed to working with policymakers, healthcare providers, patients and academic partners to promote its integration into the healthcare continuum. (yahoo.com)
  • Data were collected on the policy priorities of 469 stakeholders (policymakers, service managers, clinicians, and user representatives) involved in the Belgian mental healthcare reform . (bvsalud.org)
  • The two coalitions composed of policymakers supported a comprehensive approach that combines the different goals and also supported the shortening of hospital stays , whereas the two coalitions composed of service managers emphasised the personal recovery of users and continuity of care . (bvsalud.org)
  • National Alliance has focused on the importance of employer education in cancer care since its initial deep dive report, Achieving Value in Cancer Care was launched in 2019. (nationalalliancehealth.org)
  • Denise Cardo, MD Director CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion In June 2019, CDC and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) co-hosted the third meeting of the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition in Atlanta. (cdc.gov)
  • We must expand and accelerate our potential to address the problems of inadequate symptom management and palliative care among diverse populations in the United States. (nih.gov)
  • Although the chronicity of cancer-associated conditions mandates symptom management and palliative care throughout the course of the disease, many cancer patients fail to receive such care and continue to suffer needlessly. (nih.gov)
  • Embedding self-care practices into the healthcare continuum has the potential to improve health and quality of life whilst promoting health system sustainability. (yahoo.com)
  • Based upon a review of published CCC research as well as public health communication best practices, this article describes lessons learned to assist CCC coalitions and programs with systematic implementation of communication efforts as key strategies in cancer control. (nih.gov)
  • Research is needed to discover new or innovative way to implement evidenced based practices into routine clinical care. (nih.gov)
  • The conference program will enable health professionals to implement practices and community strategies designed to significantly reduce asthma-related mortality and morbidity by the year 2010. (nih.gov)
  • Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) provides timely, accurate, and credible information to clinicians related to emergency preparedness and response and emerging public health threats. (nwrhcc.org)
  • We'd like to remind clinicians to please refer patients to state and local health departments for COVID-19 testing and test results. (cdc.gov)
  • Lack of knowledge and awareness among health care providers, populations at high risk, and the public are barriers to HCV prevention and control. (cdc.gov)
  • The Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Program collaborated with the Cherokee Nation Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Elimination Program within Cherokee Nation's Health Services to plan and implement activities to increase knowledge and awareness of liver cancer prevention among health care providers and the Cherokee Nation community. (cdc.gov)
  • From August 2017 to April 2018, the 2 programs implemented liver cancer prevention interventions that focused on education of health care providers and community members. (cdc.gov)
  • An Institute of Medicine report in 2010 described several barriers to HBV and HCV prevention and control efforts, including a lack of knowledge and awareness among health care providers, populations at high risk, and the public (5). (cdc.gov)
  • Communication plays an essential role in diverse coalition activities from prevention to survivorship, including organizational and community capacity-building and as cancer control intervention strategies. (nih.gov)
  • New State Health Data Released: How Does California Compare? (nchc.org)
  • Working With Religious Congregations: A Guide to implement programs to reduce the risk of for Health Professionals builds on lessons learned cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially high from church-based demonstration programs sup- blood pressure and stroke. (nih.gov)
  • This study describes stakeholder coalitions formed around common mental health policy goals and highlights their central goals and oppositions. (bvsalud.org)
  • Emotional support animals[1] (ESAs) play a crucial role in providing comfort and support to individuals dealing with mental health conditions. (nchc.org)
  • HB 1686 and SB 14 would lead to devastating outcomes in both the physical and mental health of transgender youth by denying them access to the care they need, while still allowing the same drugs and treatments to be prescribed to non-transgender youth, the very definition of discrimination. (aclutx.org)
  • Stakeholder Coalitions and Priorities Around the Policy Goals of a Nation-Wide Mental Health Care Reform. (bvsalud.org)
  • So far, the endorsement of mental health policy reforms by stakeholder coalitions has received little attention . (bvsalud.org)
  • Four coalitions of stakeholders endorsing different mental health policy goals were identified using a hierarchical cluster analysis on stakeholders' policy priorities. (bvsalud.org)
  • The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (nih.gov)
  • These experiences can be intensely stressful, leading to increased rates of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety (see Sec. 2, Ch. 12, Mental Health ). (cdc.gov)
  • Cancer care professionals used aggressive and creative approaches to provide cancer care safely during the pandemic, significantly addressing the dislocations in care and permitting patients to continue or resume cancer treatment. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • In the midst of the pandemic, cancer patients' lives depended on the commitment of cancer care professionals to care for them without unreasonable delay and safely. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • For instance, please join us again Tuesday, June 16, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time for another COCA call where the topic will focus on updated information for long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (cdc.gov)
  • Accordingly, you're about to hear from CDC experts on recommendations for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic, new information regarding facility and equipment considerations, sterilization, and disinfection, and considerations for the use of test-based strategies to inform patient care, and on expanded recommendations for provision of dental care to both patients with COVID-19 and patients without COVID-19. (cdc.gov)
  • CDC has released a framework for healthcare systems providing non-COVID-19 clinical care during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide these systems with an analytic tool to deliver non-COVID-19 healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. (cdc.gov)
  • Dr. Mercola encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. (mercola.com)
  • HB 1686 bans medically necessary, safe, age-appropriate health care that's backed by decades of research and is supported by the entire American medical establishment. (aclutx.org)
  • The NIH has established a new program entitled Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research, hereafter called the "Community Infrastructure" grants program. (nih.gov)
  • Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ Director, NJHA's Institute for Quality and Patient Safety At the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, an affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association, we are dedicated to helping our members improve patient outcomes. (cdc.gov)
  • NINDS Council members include many talented extramural science and health experts, who contribute technical expertise and an understanding of the needs of the research communities of academia and industry. (nih.gov)
  • At the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), in collaboration with our partners across the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our programs support research at all levels - from basic science to therapy development to clinical research. (nih.gov)
  • Our study shows that HCV interventions can be used by public health and medical professionals interested in controlling HCV and related diseases such as liver cancer. (cdc.gov)
  • A group of health care providers that includes the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, Advocating for Health Insurance Providers (AHIP) and more than 50 others has formed a coalition aimed at stopping medical misinformation. (mercola.com)
  • The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. (mercola.com)
  • If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your health care professional before using products based on this content. (mercola.com)
  • 2 We understand that some health care workers may have underlying medical conditions that may result in exemption from a mandate. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • Everyone deserves access to comprehensive and competent health care informed by accredited medical professionals. (aclutx.org)
  • These continuous attacks on health care serve as an example of political overstepping in order to dictate the personal and private medical decisions of Texans. (aclutx.org)
  • Ill-informed politicians in Austin are interfering with the rights of Texas parents to access best-practice medical care for their children and trying to tell them how to create safe and stable homes for their kids. (aclutx.org)
  • To deny transgender adolescents evidence-based medical care is cruel and indefensible. (aclutx.org)
  • The National Cancer Institute estimates the average cost of medical care and drugs is approximately $42,000 in the year following a cancer diagnosis. (nationalalliancehealth.org)
  • A self-service collection of disaster medical, healthcare, and public health preparedness materials, searchable by keywords and functional areas. (hhs.gov)
  • Various medical and healthcare agencies across our region are a part of the County of Santa Cruz County Healthcare Coalition (HCC). (santacruzsalud.org)
  • The Mobile Medical Hospital may be deployed in disasters, public health emergencies or disaster preparedness trainings. (santacruzsalud.org)
  • The regularly scheduled Northwest Region Healthcare Coalition monthly meeting for April (13th) is being replaced with the Medical Response and Surge Exercise (MRSE). (nwrhcc.org)
  • Health insurance helps pay for medical care, including the cost of diabetes care. (nih.gov)
  • To create a mechanism to provide integrated public health, medical, occupational health, and worker safety training that incorporates the perspectives of key stakeholders from across the region. (nih.gov)
  • Through Existing PHEP and HP Programs at ADPH and MSDH, we will participate in exercises that will lead to the identification of gaps in public health and medical surge capabilities. (nih.gov)
  • Because the effects of COVID-19 vary among communities, healthcare systems and providers will also need to consider the local level of COVID-19 transmission when making decisions about the provision of medical and dental services. (cdc.gov)
  • 1 Source: Impunity must end: Attacks on health in 23 countries in conflict in 2016. (cdc.gov)
  • World Health Organization. (who.int)
  • Regional Office for Europe (‎ World Health Organization. (who.int)
  • Funding for Texas women's health programs should maximize services and achieve universal access to family planning services in the state. (texaswhc.org)
  • Comprehensive cancer control (CCC) coalitions and programs have delivered effective models and approaches to reducing cancer burden across the United States over the last two decades. (nih.gov)
  • You can find help through private or government health insurance, local programs, patient support groups, and medicine-assistance programs. (nih.gov)
  • Membership in the National Alliance is a catalyst for state and regional coalitions and their employer/purchaser members to advance key initiatives. (nationalalliancehealth.org)
  • Only people who buy plans through HealthCare.gov or a state exchange can get premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions. (nih.gov)
  • Provider and community education interventions can improve knowledge and awareness of liver cancer and the ability and intention to talk about it among health care providers and community coalitions. (cdc.gov)
  • Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes didactic sessions resulted in a 1.1-point improvement, provider education workshops resulted in a 1.4-point improvement, and presentations at community coalition meetings resulted in a 1.7-point improvement. (cdc.gov)
  • Our mission is to build local capacity for a disaster-ready and resilient healthcare delivery system that serves the whole community of the County of Santa Cruz. (santacruzsalud.org)
  • Regardless of the coalitions' differing policy priorities, strengthening community care was a central goal while patient -centred goals were peripheral. (bvsalud.org)
  • Strengthening community care may be an essential part of reaching consensus across coalitions. (bvsalud.org)
  • Community Coalition. (nih.gov)
  • CDC Gives South LA's Community Coalition $3 Million Grant. (nih.gov)
  • Many of these studies have shown efficacy, yet, because of a number of patient, clinician, and health system-related barriers, the larger cancer community is not adopting these findings. (nih.gov)
  • Any type of health care worker (e.g., ancillary clinical staff, nurses, physicians, public health personnel, researchers, students and trainees on international rotations) working in clinical areas or handling specimens can be at risk (see Box 9-01 ). (cdc.gov)
  • The Coalition will work collaboratively to raise awareness of the importance of self-care, promotes evidence-based interventions, and advocates for policies and strategies that support the integration of self-care as a core component of people-centred care and PHC. (yahoo.com)
  • Cancer patients are doing everything that they can to remain safe and to protect their families and communities, by being vaccinated if they can and by following public health measures to minimize transmission. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • PA Foundation's Caring for Communities Award Winner. (nih.gov)
  • Chickaloon Health and Wellness Center to Serve Patients Far Beyond Sutton. (nih.gov)
  • Explore National Alliance areas of strategic focus and access resources to move healthcare value forward. (nationalalliancehealth.org)
  • Gain access to even more resources in the Coalition Connect portal. (nationalalliancehealth.org)
  • The Health and Humans Services webpage provides links to resources that can help provider and suppliers comply. (santacruzsalud.org)
  • We ask health care institutions and providers to help protect us. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • Challenging practice conditions (e.g., extremely resource-limited settings, natural disasters, or conflict zones) can prevent health care providers from adhering to standard precautions. (cdc.gov)
  • health care providers-do your providers participate in the plan, or will you have to change providers or pay more to see your current providers because they are out of network ? (nih.gov)
  • Healthcare providers who clean their hands often, provide clean care for their patients and help prevent the spread of germs that can lead to serious infections. (cdc.gov)
  • Education, counseling, and provision of the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods are essential components of women's preventive healthcare, allowing women to avoid unplanned pregnancy and to optimize their health prior to pregnancy. (texaswhc.org)
  • Texas should eliminate barriers to preventive healthcare services - including contraception - that make access to these services more difficult for women, including adolescents. (texaswhc.org)
  • The Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control program and the Cherokee Nation Health Services HCV Elimination Program implemented and evaluated activities to increase knowledge and awareness. (cdc.gov)
  • These plans guide the work of cancer control coalitions formed by each awardee. (cdc.gov)
  • Adm Policy Ment Health;48(4): 639-653, 2021 07. (bvsalud.org)
  • The authors interviewed nine healthcare coalition leaders to identify benefits and challenges related to healthcare coalitions and their ability to augment healthcare system preparedness for disasters. (hhs.gov)
  • Visit Public Health Emergency to get an overview of the federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), from which the Healthcare Coalition (HCC) originates. (santacruzsalud.org)
  • The Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness offers a weekly report with key takeaways, key figures, and other information affecting public health and healthcare. (nwrhcc.org)
  • This template was developed by the Coalition for healthcare facilities (non-hospital) to use to evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare facility plans that have been activated as a result of a real-world event (not an exercise). (floridahcc.org)
  • Global Trade Watch's mission is to ensure that in this era of globalization, a majority have the opportunity to enjoy economic security, a healthy environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of democratic decision-making about the matters that affect our lives. (citizen.org)
  • We commend the health care experts, health care institutions, and professional societies that support the requirement for universal vaccination of health workers. (canceradvocacy.org)
  • Health care workers practicing outside the United States face unique health hazards, including exposure to infectious diseases associated with patient contact or handling clinical specimens. (cdc.gov)
  • Health care workers might be exposed through dermal, ingestion, inhalation, or percutaneous routes of absorption. (cdc.gov)
  • Of note, health care workers working abroad can be at increased risk for exposure to patients with emerging, highly pathogenic, or uncommon, infectious diseases (e.g. (cdc.gov)
  • Although rare, health care workers could be exposed to chemical warfare agents while caring for patients. (cdc.gov)
  • Less common features of tarsal-carpal coalition syndrome include short stature or the development of hearing loss. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Health problems for the health care worker can have serious implications, both for the person and for those who depend on the health care worker for provision of health care. (cdc.gov)
  • and attention to health equity issues will contribute to ensuring high-value cancer care in the workplace that leads to even greater gains. (nationalalliancehealth.org)
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. (nih.gov)
  • Speakers highlighted the potential benefits of self-care, including improved health outcomes, increased access to healthcare services, stronger health systems and reduced healthcare costs. (yahoo.com)
  • The Santa Cruz County HCC healthcare delivery system is coordinated, integrated, and ready to respond to all-hazards, emergencies, and disasters. (santacruzsalud.org)
  • The Hazards Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) provides a tool to identify hazards that may affect demand for the health care facility's services or its ability to provide those services. (santacruzsalud.org)
  • When looking for health insurance, determine if each plan pays for the services and supplies you need to manage your diabetes. (nih.gov)
  • These services can help find and treat health problems early. (nih.gov)