University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 115, Issue 3

June 2016

Treating Mental Health: How community alliances and system change can lead to better patient outcomes

Thirty-day hospital readmission rates are used as a quality measure and, in the area of mental health, the data are troubling. Among patients discharged for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, the 30-day readmission rate is the second highest of all major diseases. An article in this issue of WMJ describes a program that successfully reduced inpatient psychiatric readmissions by implementing organizational change and patient interventions.

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In This Issue
Systems Change and Local Alliances to Address Community Challenges
John J. Frey III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
WMJ. 2016;115(3):120-121.


Reducing Psychiatric Inpatient Readmissions Using an Organizational Change Model
Todd Molfenter, PhD; Tim Connor, MS, MA; James H. Ford II, PhD; John Hyatt; Dan Zimmerman
WMJ. 2016;115(3):122-128.

Results of Student-Generated ‘Unique Characteristics’ on the Medical Student Performance Evaluation
Richard Holloway, PhD; Aaron Domack; Robert Treat, PhD; Koenraad De Roo
WMJ. 2016;115(3):129-133.

A Qualitative Pilot Study of Pediatricians’ Approach to Childhood Obesity
Benjamin D. Traun, MD; Tracy L. Flood, MD, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RD; Mike Daniels, BS; Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH
WMJ. 2016;115(3):134-138.


Physician Use of Electronic Health Records in Obesity Management
George L. Morris III, MD; Kayla Chapman, BS; David Nelson, PhD, MS; Jennifer Fink, PhD, MS; Renee Walker, DrPH; Ron A. Cisler, PhD, MS
WMJ. 2016;115(3):140-142.

A Survey of Baseline Tobacco Cessation Clinical Practices and Receptivity to Academic Detailing
Robert Adsit, MEd; Kari Wisinski, MD; Ryan Mattison, MD; Howard Bailey, MD; Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
WMJ. 2016;115(3):143-146.


Portal Steal Syndrome After Full-Size Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation
Anahita Dua, MD; Lisa McElroy, MD; Abby Wochinski, MD; Johnny C. Hong, MD; David C. Cronin, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2016;115(3):147-150.

High-Risk Variant of a Rare Coronary Anomaly
Bryan K. Austin, MD, MS; Milind S. Shah, MD, FACC
WMJ. 2016;115(3):151-153.


Looking Back…to 1916
Patten vs the AMA
WMJ. 2016;115(3):117.

Focus On Community Health
WPS Medical Director Helps Break Down Barriers to Advance Care Planning
Jennifer Wieman
WMJ. 2016;115(3):118-119.

Proceedings From Innovations in Health Care: A Quality Improvement and Research Forum
WMJ. 2016;115(3):154-161.

Dean’s Corner
The Value of Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Academic Medicine
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
WMJ. 2016;115(3):162-163.

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