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At-Home Palliative Care for Veterans Enhances Medication Adherence and Connections With Families and Providers, While Also Lowering Costs
4/9/2014
The Advanced Illness Palliative Care program is a multidisciplinary initiative that provides care management and palliative care to chronically or terminally ill veterans in their homes via telehealth technology.
Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues 4/9/2014
Providence Hospital's culturally sensitive palliative care service ensures appropriate medical and pain management, provides emotional support, and dispenses accurate information about palliative care to help the hospital's largely African-American population cope with end-of-life issues.
Multidisciplinary Team Brings Palliative Care to Rural Patients, Leading to Improved Symptom Management and High Levels of Satisfaction 4/9/2014
A palliative care program brings holistic physical, spiritual, and psychosocial support and care to patients in rural areas in their setting of choice, leading to improved symptom management and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.
Archived Counseling and Care Coordination for Patients With Advanced Illness Lead to More Patients Completing Advance Directives and Less Use of Inpatient Care 2/26/2014
Counseling and care coordination for patients with advanced illnesses improved patient–provider communication and the quality of medical care and decisionmaking support, leading to more patients completing advance directives and lower inpatient care requirements.
Community-Based Oncology Practice Redesigns Processes Based on Patient-Centered Medical Home Model To Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Costs 2/12/2014
A community-based oncology practice's patient-centered medical home model features oncology-specific information technology, a standardized assessment, multidisciplinary care plan, patient navigators, telephone triage line, patient education and engagement, and ongoing performance monitoring, leading to improvements in access, quality, and costs.
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A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.
Color-coded Wristband Standardization in Arizona Implementation Toolkit 3/12/2014
This toolkit can help hospitals implement a standardized color-coded wristband system, using Arizona's model.
Improving the Quality of Home and Community Based Services and Supports, Work Book 12/18/2013
This workbook helps States improve the quality of home- and community-based programs and supports (HCBS) programs. It will help users understand, design, implement, document, and monitor the components of a quality improvement process for HCBS programs.
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Sample Forms 12/18/2013
The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm program, designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life, promotes the use of a POLST form to document medical orders such as pain management, resuscitation orders, feeding procedures, and other medical interventions.
Caring Connections: Brochures 12/18/2013
Caring Connections provides brochures to help people make informed decisions about end-of-life care and services. 

Last updated: April 09, 2014.