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Guided Care: A New Nurse-Physician Partnership in Chronic Care
     

Guided Care: A New Nurse-Physician Partnership in Chronic Care

by Chad Boult
 

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ISBN-10: 082614411X

ISBN-13: 9780826144119

Pub. Date: 02/26/2009

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Winner of the 2009 Medical Economics Award!

Boult and his colleagues . . . . have crafted a team model that builds upon the unique strengths of nurses and primary care physicians coupled with effective communication and implementation of evidence-based care. This represents a great advance over business as usual.
--David B. Reuben,

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Winner of the 2009 Medical Economics Award!

Boult and his colleagues . . . . have crafted a team model that builds upon the unique strengths of nurses and primary care physicians coupled with effective communication and implementation of evidence-based care. This represents a great advance over business as usual.
--David B. Reuben, MD
Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Chief, Division of Geriatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Guided Care is an exciting, new team model used to provide medical care to clients with chronic conditions. This model involves adding a Guided Care nurse to the primary care practice team. It is also the most efficient, cost-effective way to respond to the needs of patients.

This book provides physicians, nurses, administrators, and leaders of health care organizations with step-by-step guidance on adopting Guided Care Nursing into their practice.

Featured Highlights:

  • Evaluating the primary care pratice's readiness to adopt Guided Care
  • Preparing for adoption
  • Integrating Guided Care into existing practices
  • Hiring nurses for the primary care team
  • Assuring financial viability
  • Comparing Guided Care with other models

The future of primary care, and the quality of care for adults with chronic conditions, depends on finding approaches to improve efficiency and effectiveness. This book demonstrates that Guided Care yields the best outcomes for patients and for primary care at large.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826144119
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/26/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, FACP

Foreword

Chapter 1: The Challenge - Improving Chronic Care

Chapter 2: Guided Care

Chapter 3: Is Your Practice Ready To Adopt Guided Care?

Chapter 4: First Things First - Preparing To Implement Guided Care

Chapter 5: The Starting Line - Putting Guided Care Into Practice

Chapter 6: Getting Results With Guided Care - Managing The Model

Chapter 7: Balancing The Budget And Obtaining Technical Assistance

Appendices: Appendix A - Guided Care Nursing

Appendix B - Condition-Specific Assessment Forms

Appendix C - Condition-Specific Guideline and Data Forms

Appendix D - CMS's Medicare Medical Home Demonstration

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