Assessment of 24 hour Care Options for California

Author: Donna Farley
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833037039
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this monograph, the authors present the results of their assessment of the value of 24-hour care as a mechanism for reducing workers' compensation costs, while maintaining or improving the quality of care. The authors discuss possible options for 24-hour care models, including one that consolidates only medical care services and one that consolidates both services and health insurance.

Issues and Performance in the Pennsylvania Workers TM Compensation System

Author: Michael D. Greenberg
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833046004
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examines the performance of Pennsylvania's workers' compensation system, focusing on benefits and compensation, workplace safety, medical care, and dispute resolution. The authors find that the system performs fairly well relative to other states, but that it faces challenges in improving safety and in dealing with rising health care costs. The authors discuss future policy options, emphasizing the need for more and better performance data.

Annual Report

Author: California. Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Handbook of Geriatric Care Management

Author: Cathy Jo Cress
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284078981
Format: PDF, Docs
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Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide for care managers that addresses the multiple needs of aging adults and their families. An ideal teaching tool, it guides students and professionals along the journey of becoming a successful care manager. New to this edition are two new chapters on working with older veterans and helping clients with depression. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides updated ethics and standards, a focus on credentialing and certification, numerous case studies, sample forms and letters, and tips for building and growing a care manager business.

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology

Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080959726
Format: PDF
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New trends in mental healthcare practice and a rapid increase in the aged population are causing an explosion in the fields of clinical gerontology and geropsychology today. This comprehensive second edition handbook offers clinicians and graduate students clear guidelines and reliable tools for assessing general mental health, cognitive functioning, functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, behavior deficits, and more. Psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning are addressed in full, and a wide range of conditions and disorders common to this patient population are covered. Each chapter provides an empirical review of assessment instruments, assessment scales in their totality, a review of how these instruments are used with and adapted for different cultural groups, illustration of assessments through case studies, and information on how to utilize ongoing assessment in treatment and/or treatment planning. This combination of elements will make the volume the definitive assessment source for clinicians working with elderly patients. The most comprehensive source of up-to-date data on gerontological assessment, with review articles covering: psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source, saving researchers and clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of further research and care they can provide Chapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. driving ability, mental competency, sleep, nutrition, sexual functioning, demntias, elder abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, etc Fully informs readers regarding conditions most commonly encountered in real world treatment of an elderly patient population Each chapter cites case studies to illustrate assessment techniques Exposes reader to real-world application of each assessment discussed

Comprehensive Neonatal Care

Author: Carole Kenner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416029427
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A comprehensive examination of neonatal nursing management from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach. The book features a complete physiologic and embryonic foundation for each neonatal system as well as coverage of associated risk factors, genetics, critical periods of development, nutrition and parenting.

Diabetes

Author: Anthony H. Barnett
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323044018
Format: PDF, Docs
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This prestigious text - which is written by health care professionals outside of the USA - offers the most up-to-date advice on the identification and management of diabetes and its complications. Derived from the highly acclaimed journal Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, this fully updated volume provides a logical progression through definition, diagnosis, epidemiology, pathology, acute and chronic complications as well as the latest advances in treatment and disease prevention. Fully illustrated throughout, the book draws upon the expertise of some of the world's leading authorities in the field providing a publication that gives a truly international perspective to the management of diabetes.

Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309339227
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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According to Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access, long waits for treatment are a function of the disjointed manner in which most health systems have evolved to accommodate the needs and the desires of doctors and administrators, rather than those of patients. The result is a health care system that deploys its most valuable resource--highly trained personnel--inefficiently, leading to an unnecessary imbalance between the demand for appointments and the supply of open appointments. This study makes the case that by using the techniques of systems engineering, new approaches to management, and increased patient and family involvement, the current health care system can move forward to one with greater focus on the preferences of patients to provide convenient, efficient, and excellent health care without the need for costly investment. Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access identifies best practices for making significant improvements in access and system-level change. This report makes recommendations for principles and practices to improve access by promoting efficient scheduling. This study will be a valuable resource for practitioners to progress toward a more patient-focused "How can we help you today?" culture.