Hospice

Integrating Care for Populations and Communities (ICPC). CFMC. Web Site. Http://www.cfmc.org/integratingcare/ . 2013. Accessed July 24, 2014. Integrating Care for Populations and Communities (ICPC) is a strategic Aim where Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) are bringing together hospitals, nursing homes, patient advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders in community coalitions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) looks to QIOs to implement community-based projects that effect process improvements to address issues in medication management, post-discharge follow-up, and plans of care for patients who move across health care settings.

August 8, 2019

Integrating Care for Populations and Communities

Integrating Care for Populations and Communities (ICPC). CFMC. Web Site. Http://www.cfmc.org/integratingcare/ . 2013. Accessed July 24, 2014. Integrating Care for Populations and Communities (ICPC) is a strategic Aim where Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) are bringing together hospitals, nursing homes, patient advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders in community coalitions. The Centers […]
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Integrating Care for Populations and Communities (ICPC). CFMC. Web Site. Http://www.cfmc.org/integratingcare/ . 2013. Accessed July 24, 2014. Integrating Care for Populations and Communities (ICPC) is a strategic Aim where Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) are bringing together hospitals, nursing homes, patient advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders in community coalitions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) looks to QIOs to implement community-based projects that effect process improvements to address issues in medication management, post-discharge follow-up, and plans of care for patients who move across health care settings.
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http://www.cfmc.org/integratingcare/

August 8, 2019

Transitions of Care Performance Measures: Paper by the NTOCC Measures Work Group, 2008

The NTOCC Measures Work Group. Transitions of Care Measures. http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/PDF/Resources/TransitionsOfCare_Measures.pdf. 2008. Accessed July 24, 2014. The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) convenes the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) to develop recommendations on actions that all participants in the health care delivery system can take to improve the quality […]
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The NTOCC Measures Work Group. Transitions of Care Measures. http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/PDF/Resources/TransitionsOfCare_Measures.pdf. 2008. Accessed July 24, 2014. The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) convenes the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) to develop recommendations on actions that all participants in the health care delivery system can take to improve the quality of care transitions. The multi-disciplinary members of NTOCC work collaboratively to develop policies, tools, and resources as well as recommend actions and protocols to guide and support providers and patients in achieving safe and effective transitions of care.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/TransitionsOfCare_Measures.pdf

August 8, 2019

Improving Transitions of Care: The Vision of the National Transitions of Care Coalition

The National Transitions of Care Coalition. Improving Transitions of Care: The Vision of the National Transitions of Care Coalition. http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/PDF/Resources/PolicyPaper.pdf. May 2008. Accessed July 24, 2014. This paper outlines the vision of the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) to improve transitions of care, increasing quality of care and patient […]
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The National Transitions of Care Coalition. Improving Transitions of Care: The Vision of the National Transitions of Care Coalition. http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/PDF/Resources/PolicyPaper.pdf. May 2008. Accessed July 24, 2014. This paper outlines the vision of the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) to improve transitions of care, increasing quality of care and patient safety while controlling costs.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/PolicyPaper.pdf

August 8, 2019

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement. http://www.ihi.org/Pages/default.aspx. Updated 2014. Accessed 7/8/14. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for […]
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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement. http://www.ihi.org/Pages/default.aspx. Updated 2014. Accessed 7/8/14. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.
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http://www.ihi.org

August 7, 2019

AARP: Advance Directives: Planning for the Future

AARP: Advance Directives: Planning for the Future. [Web site]. http://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/multimedia/EG_AdvanceDirectives.html . Accessed July 31, 2015. Do you know what your loved one’s health care wishes are at the end of life? Find out how advance directives can help.
AARP: Advance Directives: Planning for the Future. [Web site]. http://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/multimedia/EG_AdvanceDirectives.html . Accessed July 31, 2015. Do you know what your loved one's health care wishes are at the end of life? Find out how advance directives can help.
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http://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/multimedia/EG_AdvanceDirectives.html

August 7, 2019

AARP: Talking About Your Final Wishes

AARP: Talking About Your Final Wishes. [Web site]. Published October 1, 2003. Accessed July 31, 2014. Making decisions about how you want to spend your final days is not simple. There are many factors and options available today that may influence your care at the end of life. Where do […]
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AARP: Talking About Your Final Wishes. [Web site]. Published October 1, 2003. Accessed July 31, 2014. Making decisions about how you want to spend your final days is not simple. There are many factors and options available today that may influence your care at the end of life. Where do I want to die? Who will take care of me? What do I have to do to achieve a "good death?" These questions raise just a few of the issues to be considered in deciding your care at the end of life.
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http://www.aarp.org/relationships/grief-loss/info-2003/endoflife-finalwishes.html

August 7, 2019

Caring Connections

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Caring Connections. [Web site]. Accessed July 31, 2014. Caring Connections provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Caring Connections. [Web site]. Accessed July 31, 2014. Caring Connections provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss.
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http://www.caringinfo.org/

August 7, 2019

Factors Influencing Models of End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes.

Rice KN, Coleman EA, Fish R, et al. Factors Influencing Models of End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes. J Palliat Med. 2004;7(5):668-675. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jpm.2004.7.668 . Accessed August 7, 2014. Approximately 20% of deaths in the United States occur in nursing homes. Dying nursing home residents have unique care needs, which historically have […]
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Rice KN, Coleman EA, Fish R, et al. Factors Influencing Models of End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes. J Palliat Med. 2004;7(5):668-675. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jpm.2004.7.668 . Accessed August 7, 2014. Approximately 20% of deaths in the United States occur in nursing homes. Dying nursing home residents have unique care needs, which historically have been inadequately addressed. The goal of this study was to determine what factors influence nursing home administrators' choice of model for end-of-life care in their facilities. Thirty nursing home administrators in the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area were interviewed. The interview used open-ended questions about: facilities' end-of-life care programming and factors that influenced which model was used; scalar questions measuring administrators' attitudes about aspects of end-of-life care; and questions that assessed key demographic characteristics of participants. Twenty-nine of the 30 facilities included in this study reported contracting with hospice. Five were also in the process of creating in-house palliative care teams, and an additional five were negotiating with hospice agencies to dedicate beds for use as hospice units. For profit status, larger facility size, and shorter duration of administrator tenure were found to be associated with greater likelihood of considering implementation of a facility-based end-of-life care model. When asked about obstacles to providing quality end-of-life care, the majority of participants (n = 16) cited an educational deficit among physicians, staff, or the public as the most significant, while an additional seven cited staff shortages and turnover. These results suggest at least two potential avenues for change to improve end-of-life care in nursing homes: (1) educational efforts on the topics of end-of-life and palliative care among both practitioners, residents, and their families, and (2) creating incentives to improve staff recruitment and retention.
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http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jpm.2004.7.668

August 7, 2019

Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand, Manual for Clinicians

Weiss B. Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand, Manual for Clinicians. [Booklet]. Http://med.fsu.edu/userFiles/file/ahec_health_clinicians_manual.pdf Published May 2007. Accessed July 25, 2014. In the pages that follow, this manual reviews the problem of health literacy, its consequences for the health care system, and the likelihood that a clinician’s practice includes […]
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Weiss B. Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand, Manual for Clinicians. [Booklet]. Http://med.fsu.edu/userFiles/file/ahec_health_clinicians_manual.pdf Published May 2007. Accessed July 25, 2014. In the pages that follow, this manual reviews the problem of health literacy, its consequences for the health care system, and the likelihood that a clinician’s practice includes patients with limited literacy. The manual then provides practical tips for clinicians to use in making their office practices more “user friendly” to patients with limited literacy, and gives suggestions for improving interpersonal communication between clinicians and patients. Finally, the manual concludes with several “case discussions” based on vignettes in the accompanying instructional video.
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http://med.fsu.edu/userFiles/file/ahec_health_clinicians_manual.pdf

August 7, 2019

Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End-of-Life

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End-of-Life. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/aging/endliferia/endria.pdf. Published March 2003. Accessed July 25, 2014. Research can help physicians and other health care professionals guide patient decision making for care at the end of life. Findings resulting from research funded by the […]
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End-of-Life. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/aging/endliferia/endria.pdf. Published March 2003. Accessed July 25, 2014. Research can help physicians and other health care professionals guide patient decision making for care at the end of life. Findings resulting from research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are discussed.
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http://www.ahrq.gov/research/endliferia/endria.pdf