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Patient-Centered Prescribing: Seeking Concordance in Practice
July 15, 2007 - CRC

Series Editors: Moira Stewart, Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R Freeman Half of all prescribed medicines are used in a sub-optimal manner and clinicians struggle to find ways of improving the situation. There is a move towards greater partnership with patients, but concordance (shared...

Challenges and Solutions: Narratives of Patient-Centered Care
November 14, 2011 - CRC

The foundation of patient-centered care is the patient-professional relationship. By exploring both the disease and patients' unique experience of illness, healthcare professionals take into consideration their individual needs as well as their emotional and physical...

Palliative Care: A Patient-Centered Approach
March 1, 2000 - CRC

Series Editors: Moira Stewart, Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R Freeman As the population in western cultures ages, more people suffer chronic, ultimately life-limiting diseases and medical professionals need to be equipped to cope with the ever growing pressure of palliative care. This book...

A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered, Resource Management Perspective
October 24, 2016 - CRC

The evidence is undeniable. By any measure, the US spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet its health outcomes as measure by longevity are in the bottom half among developed countries, and its health-related quality of life has remained constant or declined since 1998. In...

DOD I 6490.15 - Integration of Behavioral Health Personnel (BHP) Services Into Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Primary Care and Other Primary Care Service Settings
October 23, 2014 - NPFC

PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)), this instruction: a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for attainment of inter-Service standards for developing, initiating, and maintaining adult behavioral health services in...

The Fifteen Minute Hour: Efficient and Effective Patient-Centered Consultation Skills
September 27, 2018 - CRC
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Clinical Governance in Primary Care
January 31, 2004 - CRC

Patient-Centered Care Series Series Editors: Moira Stewart Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R Freeman Primary care clinicians are often unfamiliar with new and effective methods for detecting substance abuse problems in their earliest stages and the majority of patients with...

The Clinical Practice of Complementary, Alternative, and Western Medicine (2001)
September 20, 2017 - CRC

"Western Medicine", "Alternative Medicine", "Complementary Medicine", "Holistic Medicine", and "Natural Medicine." There is really only one "medicine" that heals and puts the whole patient, not the disease, at the center of care: Integrated Medicine. This practice integrates all...

Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement
April 19, 2016 - CRC

Healthcare leaders around the world are facing tough challenges, including the need to deliver better value for patients and payers, which means improving quality while reducing cost. It might seem impossible to do both, but organizations around the world are proving it's possible, through...

Fungal Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient
August 5, 2005 - CRC

Preface Opportunistic infections have always been accompaniments of medical conditions that compromise host defenses. Because of the severe morbidity and mortality that result from such infectious complications, these pose substantial challenges for the clinician who cares for such...

Talking with Patients About the Personal Impact of Ilness: The Doctor's Role
August 25, 2008 - CRC

This book explores the psychosocial impact of serious illness - its effect on a person's identity and relationships - and the doctor's role in counseling patients. Even the most seasoned physician often feels inadequate when it comes to discussing the personal impact of disability and...

Mapping Clinical Value Streams
May 20, 2013 - CRC

Preface Since the publication of To Err Is Human: Building a Safe Health System by the US Institute of Medicine in 1999, the healthcare industry has been struggling to reform its clinical processes to make patients safe. Unfortunately, despite a flurry of publications and conferences, and...

Narrative in Health Care: Healing Patients, Practitioners, Profession, and Community
May 20, 2008 - CRC

Narrative medicine has developed an identity already. Clinicians of many disciplines are being summoned to a practice that recognizes patients by receiving their accounts of self. Starting from different positions, the four authors have converged in a strong and shared commitment to...

CLSI POCT10 - Physician and Nonphysician Provider-Performed Microscopy Testing; Approved Guideline
December 1, 2011 - CLSI

This guideline is limited to procedures that require the use of microscopic observation with minimum specimen preparation, typically performed by a provider in near-patient testing environments. This category of testing exists due to the nontransferable nature and labile nature of the...

Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine
November 24, 2015 - CRC

Preface Introduction purpose of the Telehealth and Mobile Health Handbook is to provide a reference that is both concise and useful for biomedical engineers in universities and medical device industries, scientists, designers, managers, research personnel, and students, as well as healthcare...

CLSI POCT04 - Essential Tools for Implementation and Management of a Point-of-Care Testing Program
June 1, 2016 - CLSI

Many potential sites are eligible for point-of-care testing (POCT). To achieve producing patient test results comparable with those from the medical laboratory, this guideline provides essential tools for implementing and managing POCT in both clinical and nonclinical settings....

Telehealth and Mobile Health
December 2, 2015 - CRC

Preface Introduction The purpose of the Telehealth and Mobile Health handbook is to provide a reference that is both concise and useful for biomedical engineers in universities and medical device industries, scientists, designers, managers, research personnel, and students, as well as...

Tips and Tricks in Interventional Therapy of Coronary Bifurcation Lesions
May 15, 2010 - CRC

Preface Themark ofmediocrity inwrittenmaterial,whether it is literature, politics, or medicine, is to rely heavily on precedents; so whatever is previouslywritten about a topic is written again and again propagating the same narratives. This statement may seem irrelevant to the topic of coronary...

AAMI EQ56 - Recommended practice for a medical equipment management program
January 1, 2013 - AAMI

General This AAMI Recommended Practice applies to any entity responsible for the management of medical equipment used as part of the routine care of patients, including health care organizations as a whole; divisions and departments within health care organizations; and outside...

Lower Extremity Trauma
November 2, 2006 - CRC

Preface Increasingly, urban trauma is becoming a major health care issue. Large emergency departments are inundated with patients with multiple injuries, requiring state-of-the-art care. Most of these complex injuries involve trauma to the extremities, often due to motor vehicle accidents....

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