Implementation of the asthma practice guideline in the Army Medical Department : evaluation of process and effects

In partnership with the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), RAND researchers worked to implement clinical practice guidelines in treatment of three common ailments (asthma, diabetes, and low back pain). This report is an evaluation of the asthma practice guideline demonstration. It documents the extent...

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Main Author: Farley, Donna
Corporate Authors: Arroyo Center, Center for Military Health Policy Research, Rand Corporation, United States Army
Other Authors: Cretin, Shan, Vernez, Georges, Pieklik, Suzanne
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA Rand 2005, ©2005©2005
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In partnership with the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), RAND researchers worked to implement clinical practice guidelines in treatment of three common ailments (asthma, diabetes, and low back pain). This report is an evaluation of the asthma practice guideline demonstration. It documents the extent to which intended actions were implemented, assesses short-term effects on clinical practices, and measures the quality and limitations of available data for monitoring practice improvements and clinical outcomes. The authors found that, although the implementation scored some notable successes, resource limitations and organizational barriers curbed overall progress. They conclude that allowing for flexibility, monitoring the facilities consistently, and training providers thoroughly are the keys to implementing the practice guidelines throughout AMEDD. The also concluded that patient education was an area in need of improvement
Item Description:"RAND Arroyo Center.". - "Center for Military Health Policy Research."
Physical Description:xxxiv, 176 pages illustrations
ISBN:9780833037732
0833037730