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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.

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

Aurora Health Care: How to create an Accurate Medication List in the Outpatient Setting Through a Patient-Centered Approach

Aurora Health Care partnered with Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) and Midwest Airlines to implement a patient partnership model as an intervention to improve medication safety in the outpatient setting. Bringing patients and health care providers together with a common goal offered the opportunity for collaboration and insight to the […]
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Aurora Health Care partnered with Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) and Midwest Airlines to implement a patient partnership model as an intervention to improve medication safety in the outpatient setting. Bringing patients and health care providers together with a common goal offered the opportunity for collaboration and insight to the needs of our patients.
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http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances2/vol3/advances-leonhardt_35.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

Continuity of Care and Intensive Care Unit Use at the End of Life Arch Intern Med January 12, 2009 169:81-86

Background: There is increasing concern about discontinuity of care across transitions (eg, from home to the hospital) and how it might affect appropriate medical management. Methods: We examined changes over time in outpatient-to-inpatient continuity of care in individuals hospitalized with advanced lung cancer and its relationship to end-of-life intensive care […]
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Background: There is increasing concern about discontinuity of care across transitions (eg, from home to the hospital) and how it might affect appropriate medical management. Methods: We examined changes over time in outpatient-to-inpatient continuity of care in individuals hospitalized with advanced lung cancer and its relationship to end-of-life intensive care unit (ICU) use via retrospective analysis of the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results–Medicare database. Patients were 21 183 Medicare beneficiaries 66 years or older and diagnosed as having stage IIIB or IV lung cancer between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 2002, who died within a year of diagnosis. Outpatient-to-inpatient continuity of care was defined as an inpatient visit by the patient's usual care provider during the last hospitalization. The primary outcome measure was ICU use during the last hospitalization. Results: Outpatient-to-inpatient continuity decreased from 60.1% in 1992 to 51.5% in 2002 (P < .001). Factors associated with decreased continuity included male sex, black race, low socioeconomic status, being unmarried, treatment by a hospitalist, and treatment in a teaching hospital. Use of the ICU increased by 5.8% per year from 1993 to 2002. After adjustment for patient characteristics, patients with outpatient-to-inpatient continuity of care had a 25.1% reduced odds of entering the ICU during their terminal hospitalization. Conclusions: Outpatient-to-inpatient continuity of care declined during the 1990s and early 2000s. Patients with terminal lung cancer who experienced outpatient-to-inpatient continuity of care were less likely to spend time in the ICU before death.
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http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/169/1/81

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

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