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Identifying Barriers to Accessing Care for Hypertension in the African American Population
Hypertension is believed to be the most significant and modifiable risk factor for heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and end-stage renal disease. Hypertension management is of particular concern in the ...
Analysis of Clinical, Social, Transitional Care, and Medication Reconciliation Factors Associated with 30-Day Adult Heart Failure Readmissions
Objective: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic clinical syndrome that has been identified to cause high rates of mortality, morbidity, and increased health care costs. Heart failure patients frequently experience hospitalizations ...
COPD: Barriers to Effective Management
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is increasing in prevalence and is the third leading cause of death in the world (GOLD, 2011). Diagnosis and effective management of COPD is difficult for providers resulting ...
Helping Diabetic Patients Achieve Glycemic Control: Barriers to the Transition of Care from an Inpatient to Outpatient Setting
Problem: Achieving glycemic control in patients with diabetes can be a challenging task. This is especially true when patients become ill and require admission to an acute care facility, and subsequent discharge. The ...
Diabetic Foot Care in the Primary Care Setting
Problem: Diabetes is becoming an epidemic with increasing numbers of patients diagnosed each year. Deshpande, Harris-Hayes, and Schootman (2008) clarify that diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition that has a trend of ...