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Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN, has developed a new model of care, designed to meet the needs of high-utilizing hospital and ED patients with complex medical, social, and behavioral needs.The Coordinated Care Center (CCC) provides easy access to patients with a history of high utilization, and delivers multidisciplinary care in a one-stop-shop format. In one year, the approach has slashed ED visits by 37%, freeing up emergency providers to focus on patients with acute needs. In-patient care stays are down by 25%...
November 2013: ED Management: the Monthly Update on Emergency Department Management
Joy Lewis, Alex Hoyt, Rose M Kakoza
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been advocated as a model to address the lack of coordination and continuity in the health system. However, implementation in practice has been slow and incompletely described. STUDY DESIGN: Patients referred into the program received intensive nurse follow-up focused on medication adherence, care coordination, and education. Patients graduate from the program when treatment goals are met. POPULATION STUDIED: The first 100 patients enrolled into the PCMH focused program of a primary care clinic in an urban, academic medical center...
October 1, 2011: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
E O Ofili, A J Labovitz
Use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is growing in ambulatory, intensive care, and intraoperative settings. Forward flexion or retroflexion of the TEE probe tip at different levels in the esophagus reveals a variety of intracardiac structures; in the basal short-axis view, for example, the aortic valve can be seen, as can the left atrial appendage lateral to the aorta and pulmonary artery. In the four-chamber view, the mitral and tricuspid valves and interatrial septum can be viewed, and the morphology of the mitral valve leaflets and mitral annulus can be assessed...
January 1992: Journal of Critical Illness
E B Bass, A H Fortin, G Morrison, S Wills, L M Mumford, A H Goroll
PURPOSE: To prioritize competencies that should be addressed in the medicine core clerkship, assess factors influencing this prioritization, and estimate the percentage of clerkship time that should be devoted to inpatient versus outpatient care. METHODS: A national survey of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) was used. Using explicit criteria, respondents assigned priority scores, on a 1 to 5 scale, to 17 general competencies and 60 disease-specific clinical competencies pertinent to care of adult patients in inpatient...
June 1997: American Journal of Medicine
H Kirisits, F Reisecker
Due to the instability of their respiratory functions, patients suffering from ALS are potentially patients for permanent intensive care. The desire to provide care in the familiar environment at home on the one hand, and qualified professional support on the other hand, gives rise to the concept of ambulatory intensive care. This concept might be successfully implemented if one proceeds according to the motto: it is not the patient who is committed to technical facilities, but rather that the technical facilities ought to be committed to the patient...
1996: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
E Gerster
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October 1994: Pflege Zeitschrift
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