PCMH improves cancer screening rates

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

PCMH improves cancer screening rates – especially relevant for practices in lower socioeconomic areas. https://t.co/IsGCCyqN0a  

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Does the Primary Care Home make a difference? Yes, says this NAPC report.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

http://www.cfpc.ca/uploadedFiles/Resources/Resource_Items/PMH_A_Vision_for_Canada.pdfThousands of patients benefit from NAPC’s Primary Care Home programme: new report shows drop in emergency hospital admissions and waiting times for GP appointments The Primary Care Home (PCH) programme is delivering a range of benefits for patients, staff and the wider health system, according to a new report released today (Friday 31 March). Key findings from an early analysis of three rapid test sites show significant reductions in A&E attendances, emergency hospital admissions and GP...

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Marcus Wilson from #Anthem Accelerating Relevant Medical Evidence #pcmh foundati

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Marcus Wilson from Accelerating Relevant Medical Evidence foundation … https://t.co/nowMDEbka5 Marcus Wilson from #Anthem Accelerating Relevant Medical Evidence #pcmh foundation @IBMWatsonHealth @NovartisCancer @AnthemInc pic.twitter.com/AKhJedy3L8 — Paul Grundy (@Paul_PCMH) June 7, 2017

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Better outcomes for people with chronic disease – Submission by ACMH

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Articles, Submissions | 0 comments

Better outcomes for people with chronic disease – Submission by ACMH

The Australian Government has commissioned ‘The Primary Health Care Advisory Group’ which will ‘investigate options into the reform of primary health care to support patients with complex and chronic illness, and the treatment of mental health conditions.’ The Advisory Group has released a discussion paper ‘Better Outcomes for People with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions through primary health care‘. The Australian Centre for the Medical Home has made this submission to the group. The submission argues that General Practice is well positioned to...

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How safe is your prescribing?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

How safe is your prescribing?

We know that there is a large gap between the evidence of how medications should be used, and what happens in practice. It is estimated that between 2 and 3% of hospital admissions in Australia are medication related. What can we do about it? In a study published this month in the MJA, Gillian Caughey and colleagues looked at the prevalence of suboptmal medication management in 164,000 patient admission over 5 years. They have developed evidence-based medication-related indicators of suboptimal processes of care before hospitalisation that are specific to the Australian health care...

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Identifying Most Valuable Care

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Identifying Most Valuable Care

What do the top performing family practices do better than the rest? The Peterson Center on Healthcare identified 11 ‘bright spot’ primary care practices across the US – teams that deliver high quality care at a much lower than average cost. (Article is here) They identified 10 features that these high performing sites had in common. 1. Practices are ‘always on.’ Patients have a sense that their care team is ‘always available,’ and that they will be able to reach someone who knows them and can help them quickly whether the practice is open or closed. Practices offer...

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