Category archives for Volume 3

Chinese and US Doctors Addressing Medical Ecology and Disease Management

Chinese and US doctors addressing the medical ecology and disease management from both countries’ perspectives

West meets east: Chinese and US doctors addressing the medical ecology and disease management from both countries’ perspectives Author: Wang, Wei China’s expenditure on health care has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, and three broad trends are seen in the associated health outcomes. Firstly, limited improvements have been achieved to aggregate high-level health […]

The challenge of chronic non-communicable disease

The challenge of chronic non-communicable disease and the opportunity for transforming health care through primary care based population health management

Introduction to special edition: The challenge of chronic non-communicable disease and the opportunity for transforming health care through primary care based population health management DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2015.0110 Author: O’Donnell, Ronald R. China shares with the United States an epidemic of chronic, non-communicable disease, with rising rates of cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders in particular. The rising […]

Menopause and the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Among Middle-Aged Chinese Women

This study explored the relationship between menopause and metabolic syndrome (MetS), stroke, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension.

Menopause and the risk of metabolic syndrome among middle-aged Chinese women Authors: Strand, Mark A.; Huseth-Zosel, Andrea; He, Meizi; Perry, Judith Objective: This study explored the relationship between menopause and metabolic syndrome (MetS), stroke, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension. Study design: This cross-sectional study surveyed 440 women in Yuci, China in 2012. Main outcome measures: MetS, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, […]

“Three essential elements” of the primary health care system

primary health care system

“Three essential elements” of the primary health care system: A comparison between California in the US and Guangdong in China Authors: Huang, Minfang; Wei, Donghai; Rubino, Louis; Wang, Lianshen; Li, Dazhuang; Ding, Bofeng; Li, Ga The primary health care system (PHCS) is the portal and basis for the national health delivery system. There are a number of elements which comprise the […]

Population Health Management and Quality Improvement Programs

Population health management and quality improvement programs associated with increased quality of care and decreased utilization and cost of care

The Accountable Care Organization results: Population health management and quality improvement programs associated with increased quality of care and decreased utilization and cost of care Authors: O’Donnell, Ronald; Anand, Nishant Shaun; Ganser, Caroline; Wexler, Nancy Objective: The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model of health care delivery is based on new payment models for general practice to reward improved […]

Availability and Social Determinants of Community Health Management Service for Patients with Chronic Diseases

Availability and social determinants of community health management service for patients with chronic diseases

Availability and social determinants of community health management service for patients with chronic diseases: An empirical analysis on elderly hypertensive and diabetic patients in an eastern metropolis of China Authors: O’Donnell, Ronald; Anand, Nishant Shaun; Ganser, Caroline; Wexler, Nancy Objective: The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model of health care delivery is based on new payment models for general […]

Team-Based Stepped Care in Integrated Delivery Settings

team based stepped care

Team-Based Stepped Care in Integrated Delivery Settings Authors: Snipes, Cassandra; Maragakis, Alexandros; O’Donohue, William Fragmented health care delivery is recognized as increasingly problematic. Integrated care has been advanced as a reform that will improve quality of care and lower costs. Despite the application of integrated care systems in the United States, there has been a limited amount […]

A population-based approach to the management of depression

population based approach to the management of depression

A population-based approach to the management of depression Authors: Kushner, Kenneth; Schell, Gwynneth Objective: This article describes the implementation of a population-based strategy to manage depression in a patient-centered medical home. Methods: Review of English language articles; description of specific protocols utilized in one medical home. Results: Depression is a global concern estimated to affect 350 […]

The Vermont Integration Profile

The Vermont Integration Profile-Evaluating the Process of Mental Health and Primary Care Integration

The Vermont Integration Profile-Evaluating the Process of Mental Health and Primary Care Integration Author: Kessler, Rodger Objective: We developed and tested a measure to identify level of primary care behavioral health integration. We produced a thirty item, six domain electronically delivered measure, and a total score. Methods: We generated a convenience sample of 137 survey […]

Effectiveness of a Smoking Cessation Assistance Program in China

Effectiveness of an employment-based smoking cessation assistance program in China

Effectiveness of a Smoking Cessation Assistance Program in China Authors: Li, Peizhong; Larrison, Christopher; Lennox, Richard; Mollenhauer, Matt; Sharar, David A. Objective: The objective of this study was to adapt an evidence-based smoking cessation intervention initially developed in the United States to the Chinese context and evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention in China. Method: A smoking cessation program […]