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This recorded presentation from the Quality Reporting Center discusses strategies for successfully transitioning patients from an inpatient psychiatric facility to the community and the outcome metrics used to track transitions in care.


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Date Added: 09/28/2018
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2018

The Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) has developed a new best practice guide on depression management. Included in the guide are depression assessments and information on depression and chronic disease, hospitalization, medication and patient self-management. Log in or create a free account with HHQI to access the package.


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Date Added: 05/05/2017
Date Last Modified: 05/05/2017

Reference developed by the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and the Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. on the use of antipsychotic drugs.


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Date Added: 01/02/2013
Date Last Modified: 08/03/2015

This guide is designed to allow even those new to the field to understand the critical issues involved in formal evaluation of alcohol treatment and in planning treatment for individuals.


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Date Added: 04/06/2015
Date Last Modified: 04/06/2015

This study found that 30-day readmission rates among most frequently treated conditions in U.S. hospitals were: congestive heart failure (24.7 percent), schizophrenia (22.3 percent) and renal failure (21.7 percent).


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Date Added: 04/05/2015
Date Last Modified: 04/05/2015

This article provides an overview of health care expenditures in the United States based on chronic conditions and finds that treatment of mental disorders is the fourth most costly condition.


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Date Added: 04/05/2015
Date Last Modified: 04/05/2015

Alcohol use disorders in elderly people are a common but under-recognized problem. They are frequently associated with particular precipitants such as loss, social isolation and medical and psychiatric comorbidity. There is some evidence to suggest that elderly people benefit as much from treatment as do younger patients.


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Date Added: 04/02/2015
Date Last Modified: 04/02/2015

The majority of individuals with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) never receive formal alcohol treatment, nor do they participate in self-help groups. Although natural recovery from an AUD is well documented, participation in alcohol treatment is associated with improved outcomes.


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Date Added: 04/01/2015
Date Last Modified: 04/01/2015

Alcohol continues to be the most commonly abused substance in the elderly, despite the fact that the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) declines with age. This article will summarize the classification, prevalence, assessment and treatment of AUDs in the elderly, with an emphasis on the special needs and unique aspects of engaging and treating this patient population.


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Date Added: 03/02/2015
Date Last Modified: 03/02/2015

This report from the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research conducted a targeted, systematic review about the benefits and harms of screening adult patients in a primary care setting for depression and the benefits of treatment for depression of older adults.


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Date Added: 02/11/2015
Date Last Modified: 02/11/2015

From the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, this resource guide provides tools and resources that providers can use to reduce disparities and collect race, ethnicity and language data.


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Date Added: 10/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 12/10/2014

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has created two slide decks that can be customized on the value of integrating behavioral health integration into primary care.


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Date Added: 10/05/2014
Date Last Modified: 10/05/2014

One in four Americans experiences a behavioral health illness or substance abuse disorder annually, and the majority of these people have comorbid physical health conditions. This guide explains the value of integrating physician and behavioral health services and the importance of measuring these efforts.


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Date Added: 03/20/2014
Date Last Modified: 03/20/2014

This website, sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an array to tools developed to reduce disparities in health care.


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Date Added: 03/16/2014
Date Last Modified: 03/16/2014

 

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