Topic Results for "Patient Outcomes"

Practical Information When Prescribing GLP-1s

Dr. Ankit Patel, MD, PhD, Nephrologist & eConsult Specialist discusses the treatments for Diabetic Kidney Disease in primary care. Diabetic kidney disease really refers to any kidney disease that occurs in the presence of diabetes. Now, what that means is it’s not always the diabetes in itself that is causing the kidney disease. There could be other reasons, and it’s not always diabetes that’s causing proteinuria. S

A General Overview of Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Ankit Patel, MD, PhD, Nephrologist & eConsult Specialist discusses the treatments for Diabetic Kidney Disease in primary care. Diabetic kidney disease really refers to any kidney disease that occurs in the presence of diabetes. Now, what that means is it’s not always the diabetes in itself that is causing the kidney disease. There could be other reasons, and it’s not always diabetes that’s causing proteinuria. S

Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Ankit Patel, MD, PhD, Nephrologist & eConsult Specialist discusses the treatments for Diabetic Kidney Disease in primary care. Diabetic kidney disease really refers to any kidney disease that occurs in the presence of diabetes. Now, what that means is it’s not always the diabetes in itself that is causing the kidney disease. There could be other reasons, and it’s not always diabetes that’s causing proteinuria. S

Treatments for Diabetic Kidney Disease

Dr. Ankit Patel, MD, PhD, Nephrologist & eConsult Specialist discusses the treatments for Diabetic Kidney Disease in primary care. Diabetic kidney disease really refers to any kidney disease that occurs in the presence of diabetes. Now, what that means is it’s not always the diabetes in itself that is causing the kidney disease. There could be other reasons, and it’s not always diabetes that’s causing proteinuria. S

When is the right time to request a Nephrology eConsult?

The question does come, “Well, when is the right time?”, And I would say that I would ask yourself when you’re considering whether it should be appropriate to have a nephrology referral either through an eConsult or in person. Does the patient have any comorbidities or unusual features that make you concerned that this is something that’s potentially rapidly progressive, certainly that would require an urgent in-person chronic kidney disease?

Quality Catalyst: eConsult Containment Rates

eConsult containment means that the provider is equipped with the right recommendations to manage the patient’s care without referring the patient out. You’ll see that, of course, this varies according to specialty. So something like endocrinology is gonna have a high containment rate, and in our case, we see a 96% referral avoidance rate or containment rate. And that’s because most of these cases don’t need an in-person evaluation.

When to request a wound care eConsult

eConsult containment means that the provider is equipped with the right recommendations to manage the patient’s care without referring the patient out. You’ll see that, of course, this varies according to specialty. So something like endocrinology is gonna have a high containment rate, and in our case, we see a 96% referral avoidance rate or containment rate. And that’s because most of these cases don’t need an in-person evaluation.

Types of wounds

eConsult containment means that the provider is equipped with the right recommendations to manage the patient’s care without referring the patient out. You’ll see that, of course, this varies according to specialty. So something like endocrinology is gonna have a high containment rate, and in our case, we see a 96% referral avoidance rate or containment rate. And that’s because most of these cases don’t need an in-person evaluation.

Quality Catalyst: eConsult Containment Rates

eConsult containment means that the provider is equipped with the right recommendations to manage the patient’s care without referring the patient out. You’ll see that, of course, this varies according to specialty. So something like endocrinology is gonna have a high containment rate, and in our case, we see a 96% referral avoidance rate or containment rate. And that’s because most of these cases don’t need an in-person evaluation.

Quality Catalyst: eConsult Care Impact

We asked PCPs to rate the eConsult care impact—whether the consult they submitted and the response they received significantly impacted the patient’s care plan. For us, 90% say yes. Again, it’s critical to track this, especially if it drops, to figure out what may be happening there. I have a couple of examples of what that looks like here.