Posted by ImproveCareNow on July 01, 2016
Savarino, JR, Kaplan, JL, Winter, HS, et al. (2016). Improving Clinical Remission Rates in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Previsit Planning. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 5(1), pg. 1-5.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of the intestine which can lead to malnutrition, poor quality of life, and colon cancer. Although there is no cure for the disease, clinical remission is the primary goal. The Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at MassGeneral Hospital for Children adopted a Previsit Planning model to identify and discuss symptomatic patients prior to their appointments to identify specific issues that impact disease management.