Establishing benchmarks for quality care for an aging population: caring for vulnerable older adults
Many doctors and managed care organizations are not providing appropriate preventive medicine and care for chronic diseases to elderly Americans. In a study of two large managed care practices published in 2004, the overall compliance with 207 quality indicators for 22 medical conditions was 55%. Compliance to standards of acute care was greatest, whereas compliance to standards for chronic diseases and preventive medicine were lower.
Publication Name: Annals of Internal Medicine
Bar coding's replacement?
The new technology of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are replacing bar codes, making it easier for clinicians to optimize quality care and improving outcomes for their patients.
Publication Name: Nursing Management
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