While using the Epley Maneuver undoubtedly relieves benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, training staff in a new method presented obstacles. One physician explains how he implements dedicated teaching time for staff.
What's new in ACP Hospitalist and other College publications, including the cover feature on spontaneous awakening trials, coverage of medication discrepancies during the transfer between facilities, and a Success Story ... Success Story: Hospitalist Web
This chart, adapted from a report about the initiative, shows global success in systematizing the assessment and management of chronic pain across the board, for example, in the use of structured ... The overwhelming success of this initiative in
A patient-centered medical home model lets one physician focus on a proactive, holistic approach of preventive care. The reward was recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
An internal medicine practice followed evidence-based diabetes care guidelines and achieve honors from the National Committee on Quality Assurance, despite not yet having an electronic medical record. A lot of thinking and a dedicated team went into
The handoff to a new doctor is a risky time for patients, who may not return for care or see the right resident. A team at the University of Chicago developed a packet of information intended to smooth the transition and reduce gaps in care.
Our Success Story looks at an ACP-led quality improvement project in Kentucky that helped 8 practices see significant improvements in screening for clinical depression, assessing and managing chronic pain, and ... Finally, this issue features the 10th
Our story looks at reasons for patients' nonadherence to hypertension treatment and how multifactorial interventions can help. ... In addition, our Success Story focuses on one such intervention that uses technology to involve hypertensive patients more
With patients likely to decline all vaccinations, of any kind, due mainly to concerns about safety or adverse effects, physicians opted to work with ACP's “I Raise the Rates” initiative as a quality improvement project.
A multicomponent intervention to smooth hospital discharges back into primary care involved a personal visit to every hospitalized patient.