SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Send us your Comments

Never Miss a Story

Sign Up For Weekly Top Stories

 

More Industry Headlines

New radiation therapy techniques boost early stage lung cancer survival rates: ASTRO

The ASTRO new product showcase A few products and companies that will be featured at this year's premiere oncology meeting

Stereotactic radiosurgery vs. whole brain radiation therapy: study compares outcomes at ASTRO

Study finds 1.5-T MR exams are safe for patients with implanted cardiac devices Findings may help patients with implants gain coverage for scans

PET agent, flurpiridaz F 18, shows promise over SPECT for cardiac imaging May become diagnostic imaging of choice for CAD

Avera Health discusses growing success of telehealth Coming to grips with a new tool and its place in the care spectrum

UPS experiments with drone delivery of medical supplies New FAA rules will make it easier to commercialize drone usage

GE and Trice Imaging partner for cloud-based ultrasound Tricefy is now available with GE's Voluson E series and ViewPoint 6 software

Researchers crunch numbers on ACO's impact on radiology Payment models impact cost, quality, utilization, and technological investment

Faster technology, stricter regulations are taking CT to the next level A run down on the trends and breakthroughs shaping CT

Mobile Clinic Finds Success in Helping At-Risk and Homeless Youth

by Astrid Fiano , DOTmed News Writer

Dr. Christensen also works for the local Phoenix Children's Hospital (who have been very excited over the program's results) and says that institution and many other hospitals in the community are supportive of the program because they see the success and fewer kids utilizing the emergency rooms; the doctors want the best for the patients and know the program is giving the kids the care they need.

The Crews'n Healthmobile treated 4,547 new patients and provided 13,165 health encounters between 2001 and 2008. The study shows that with this program, emergency room visits among those participants who accessed clinic services three or more times fell by 27 percent, from 1.5 visits to 1.1 visits over a 6-month period. In addition, 72 percent of program participants attended follow-up care appointments arranged by the clinic in 2007, up from 51 percent in 2006. Emergency room physicians also report high levels of satisfaction with the program in its ability to reduce ED visits.
Story Continues Below Advertisement

Experience the Future of 4K Operating Room Technology

Mult-Modality Readiness * 4K Surgical Display * Focal Point on a Single Monitor * Surgeon Control * Improved Workflow * Operational Reliability by Using Redundant Component * Architecture * Click to learn more




Dr. Christensen describes how the program can work as holistically as an enhanced medical home through a hypothetical before/after example: A young man with painful feet impeding his ability to walk goes to the ER. The physician gives him prescriptions for antibiotics and other antifungal medication. Now that youth has a $500 bill from the emergency room and is worse off because he still has pain in his feet, owes the bill and can't afford the prescription. He also hasn't been able to address the circumstances that led to his medical condition. Now that young man hears about Dr. Christensen and the Crews'n Health Mobile and visits the clinic. The clinic sees the young man and actually gives him the antibiotics and antifungal medicine. The staff sees the reason he has this fungal infection is that is that he has been walking around in the Arizona monsoons in a pair of old combat boots with the same socks for the past month. Through the program, he gets new socks and shoes from the donation room. In this process, the staff also notices that his glasses are broken and him up with the Lion's Club to get him new glasses. He's also missing teeth so the staff puts him in one of their dental clinics the next. He is screened for mental health issues and is found to be suffering from depression from a long history of abuse. So he's then scheduled the clinic's nurse practitioner, trained in psychiatry, and can be started on medications. This young person hasn't finished school so the staff talks to him about getting in the GED program and to sign up with some of the adolescent shelters that are associated with the clinic.
<< Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 >>

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.
Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2016 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED