Disease Management Digest, June 30, 2011
June 30, 2011 Volume VII, Issue 51


  1. Motivational Interviews Increase Survival After Stroke

  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk

  3. New Chart: Time Required for Medical Home Conversion

  4. Grants to Improve Palliative Care of Seriously Ill Patients

  5. News Sources May Frame Perceived Solutions for Childhood Obesity

  6. Q&A: How Do You Engage Clients and Keep Them Motivated?
    (open access until July 5.)

  7. Most Advanced Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Receive Treatment

  8. More People With Medicare Receiving Free Preventive Care

  9. HealthSounds Podcast: Healthcare Performance Improvement — Exceeding Core Measure Targets for Value-Based Reimbursement

  10. Adolescents' Dieting, Eating Disorders Continue into Young Adulthood

  11. 24 Ways to Avoid Harmful Prescribing

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