Molly Clark

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INTRODUCTION To determine the prevalence of positive screens for depression and to assess quality of life (QoL) and usefulness of the brief and easily administered Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) for depression screening in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population; and to explore the relationship between depressive symptoms and markers of(More)
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas, created a cardiology collaborative practice team to review patient flow, to develop and implement process redesign, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the redesign project. The team focused on the recovery of interventional patients outside the critical care or intensive care unit environment. In December(More)
In today's healthcare environment, institutions are striving to streamline processes, reduce costs of healthcare, and establish best practice patterns while maintaining and improving the quality of care provided. Various healthcare delivery models are in use including case management and outcomes management. Various tools or structured-care methodologies(More)
Adequate nutrition support is a key component in achieving favorable outcomes for the critically ill patient. Significant evidence supports starting enteral nutrition rather than parenteral nutrition as early as possible after injury to promote positive outcomes. Evidence shows that enteral nutrition improves patient outcomes and decreases intensive care(More)
Using an outcomes management approach, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital has achieved positive outcomes in the interventional cardiology patient population. In this article the authors describe a decade of experiences related to the processes they implemented and the outcomes achieved in this patient population.
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