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Published online 2008 February 2. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-29

Table 3

Best Practice Guideline Topics: Eligibility Criteria, Sources of Data, Response Rates

Topic
Eligibility criteria
Sources of Data

Chart Audit NPatient Interview In Hospital – N, (% of chart audits)Patient Telephone Interview at home N, % of 1st Interview
Asthma
Adults with a previous diagnosis of asthma or are carrying a puffer.
Pre 80
Post 48
Decrease likely due to seasonal variations
Pre 31 38.8%
Post 14, 29.2%
Most seen in Emergency, few admitted to hospital
Pre 21, 67.7%
Post 10, 71.4%
4 weeks after discharge
Breastfeeding
Singleton infant, term pregnancy, no major abnormalities, not up for adoption, discharged home with mother
Pre 103
Post 89
Pre 75, 72.8%
Post 80, 89.9%
Pre 51, 68.0%
Post 61, 76.3%
8–9 weeks after birth
Delirium, Dementia Depression
Include if ≥ 65 years
Pre 196
Post 187
N/AN/A
Diabetes Foot Care
Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes excluding women with gestational diabetes
Pre 98
Post 123
Pre 66, 67.3%
Post 58, 47.2%
Pre 38, 57.6%
Post 26, 44.8%
4 to 6 weeks after discharge
Smoking Cessation
18 years or older, daily or occasional smoker in mental health facility Excluded if major depression or psychiatric illness
Pre 116
Post 93
Pre 89, 76.7%
Post 84, 90.3%
Pre 42, 47.2%
Post 27, 32.1%
4 weeks after admission
Venous Leg ulcers
New or recurrent, Exclude if arterial ulcer, vasculitis, under diabetic management
Pre 109
Post 52
N/AN/A

Pre: Pre-implementation; Post: Post-implementation