The results are in. We have been looking at various population health measures that we have been working on over the last few years and results of the analysis are available for our patients now.
1.The USPSTF recommends screening for depression in the general adult population and our rate of screening went up from 26% to 41.1% after we started screening patients for depression using the PHQ-2 and PHQ-9 tools improving on our goal of at least 40% screening.
2.Tobacco cessation and intervention rate for our practice during the one year of 2015 was 78% and we set a goal to increase to more than 80% during 2016. At the end of 2016, the data indicates that we have surpassed our goal to 86% and we will continue to work on helping our patients to make our practice tobacco free.
3.In order to decrease the risk of Stroke in our patient population with hypertension we set a goal to have 75% of patients to bring their Blood Pressure below 140/90 during the 2016. Our rate was 66.2% during the year 2015 and with various interventions including patient education, stressing compliance and creating BP station, we have improved BP control to 72.1% and we will continue work on our goal.
4.RPCM has improved care coordination by closing the loop on referrals. Our Staff calls patients who have not been seen by the specialty providers that we recommended. We have improved by 13% in 2016 directing the patient for needed care.
5.Raleigh Primary Care Medicine has improved whole person care by engaging the patients in discussing their lifestyle goals and identifying barriers for improving lifestyle as well as treatment goals. The 23 respondents on re-measurement provided an average score of 4.5 meeting the goal.
We treat most adult medical problems from simple colds to complicated diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart diseases. Get proactive and call our office today to make an appointment and take the first most important step towards a healthier life.
Your health as a person is the center of our services. As a practice of Internal Medicine our focus is to partner with you to promote health by extending timely preventive care and manage disease states effectively by providing the most up-to-date and proven therapies along with coordinating care with other providers as needed.
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