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Community health workers (CHWs) can improve patients' health by providing them with ongoing behavioral support during the health care experience, and they help decrease health care costs, especially among patients whose starting costs are high and among underserved and minority populations. We developed a CHW-based care model with the aim of improving outcomes and lowering costs for high-risk diabetes patients in rural Appalachia. Enrolled patients experienced a mean decrease in HbA of 2.4 percentage points, and 60% or more of patients with diabetes lowered their blood glucose between baseline and 6 to 12 months after enrollment. As health care providers and patients became familiar with this model of care management, enrollment in the program accelerated.
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Name: Preventing chronic disease
Clinic-based community health workers (cCHWs) are a growing workforce who can facilitate medical and social support services, particularly for patients with complex, chronic conditions. We assessed CH...
In 1978, the World Health Organization defined primary health care as the cornerstone of global health. In recent years, the usual causes of mortality (infections, deficiency diseases) now include chr...
Community care is increasingly the mainstay of mental healthcare provision in many countries and patient satisfaction is an important barometer of quality of patient care. This paper explores the key ...
The Triple Aim is an effort to bring attention to improving the patient experience, improving population health and reducing healthcare costs. Chronic pain, particularly chronic low back pain, is a co...
Virtually all nonprofit hospitals are in compliance with the Affordable Care Act's new Community Health Needs Assessments requirements.
The project will investigate and improve a community health worker (CHW) based model for non-communicable disease (NCD) care in a humanitarian emergency.
This study will determine if a version of the bipolar care model adapted for a nonresearch audience can improve patient health and correct use of the model in community-based mental health...
This is a 3-year comparative effectiveness study funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and will test an adapted priority-based patient navigation versus care a...
This study focuses on pairing community health workers (CHWs) with patients that are high risk for readmission prior to hospital discharge in order to assess differences in hospital readmi...
This study is evaluating the effectiveness of the post-discharge program facilitated by the Community Health Worker program in the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Health Hospital - Bro...
Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)
A multi- and interdisciplinary field concerned with improving health and achieving equity in health for all people. It transcends national boundaries, promotes cooperation and collaboration within and beyond health science fields, and combines population-based disease prevention with individually-based patient care.
Approach to improve the quality of care by selectively encouraging or discouraging the use of specific health care services, based on their potential benefit to patients' health, relative to their cost. One element is lowering beneficiary cost sharing or out-of-pocket spending to increase medication adherence.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...