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By Vibeke Rischel | Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019
Co-creating solutions with volunteers has been the key to identifying and preventing depression in older adults in three communities in Denmark.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Geriatrics, Behavioral Health, Europe
By Daniel Low | Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
Undoing standard practice isn't easy. But when it may be doing harm, change is necessary. A surgeon describes how his team helped break the cycle of unnecessary opioid prescribing and decreased patient exposure from 85 percent to zero.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health
By Catherine Craig | Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Two innovative approaches to providing mental health care in emergency departments — one for children and one for adults — get results by coordinating with community-based care to support patients after an immediate crisis is resolved


Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Improve ED Flow by Improving Behavioral Health Care, ED - Emergency Department, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations
By Patricia McGaffigan | Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
The opioid epidemic is one of the most pervasive challenges facing our health care systems. As with many public health crises, however, the effort spent on mitigation of the problem must be matched by addressing the foundation of our clinical practice, including one preventable cause: the suboptimal management of acute pain.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, Triple Aim for Populations, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Mara Laderman | Monday, Nov 19, 2018
The environment of the emergency department is often stressful, but it can be especially traumatic for patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. Learn how a trauma-informed care approach can yield better outcomes for patients and providers.


Tag(s): Behavioral Health, ED - Emergency Department, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Improve ED Flow by Improving Behavioral Health Care
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