Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiative is Associated With High Patient Satisfaction and Positive Outcomes For Total Joint Replacement Patients
The Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implemented the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Methodology and Practice, a low-technology, systems-based approach to inpatient care that focuses on providing care from the patient and family’s perspective; the program is associated with high rates of patient satisfaction, functional status, and adherence to evidence-based care protocols, along with low infection rates and length of stay.
Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Patients Leads to High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, and Comfort With Decisions and Treatment Preferences
Decision aids and one-on-one counseling sessions help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients evaluate their treatment options and preferences before the initial surgeon visit, leading to high levels of patient satisfaction and knowledge, less conflict about and greater comfort with decisions made, many changes in treatment preferences, and better patient–surgeon interactions.
Smoking Cessation Intervention by Thoracic Surgeons Achieves Above Average Pre- and Postoperative Quit Rates
During pre- and postsurgery visits, thoracic surgeons encourage lung cancer patients to quit smoking and provide assistance to help them do so, leading to a 35 percent quit rate, which is above the average quit rate documented in other smoking cessation programs.
Use of Clinical "Bundles," Fixed Pricing, and Patient Compact Enhances Adherence With Guidelines and Improves Outcomes in Bypass Surgery, Diabetes, and Other Areas
The ProvenCare program uses guideline-based "bundles" of discrete clinical care elements to guide surgical care delivery, a fixed per-case rate for inpatient and followup care, and a "patient compact" and other educational activities to encourage patients to become more engaged in their care.
Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span
An Arizona clinic for women refugees provides comprehensive, culturally sensitive care across the reproductive life span, leading to enhanced access to services, high patient satisfaction, greater awareness of breast cancer and mammography, and better planning for childbirth.
Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer
The Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer is designed to offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guideline Recommendations for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Guideline Summary
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened an expert panel to conduct a systematic review of the literature available through February 2004 on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in early-stage breast cancer. This three-page tool summarizes the guideline recommendations developed by ASCO.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Treatment Algorithm for the Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Advanced Cancer: 2007 Update
This treatment algorithm for the initial hormonal management of androgen-sensitive advanced cancer is derived from the American Society of Clinical Oncology's recommendations on hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2007 Guideline Update: Recommendations for the Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Metastatic, Recurrent, or Progressive Prostate Cancer
This table provides the American Society of Clinical Oncology's previous and current recommendations for the initial hormonal management of androgen-sensitive metastatic, recurrent, or progressive prostate cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: 2005 Update, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2005 Guideline Update Slide Set
This slideshow summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO's) guidelines for the surveillance of patients following treatment for stage II or III colorectal cancer.