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Academic Detailing Sessions With Providers Increase Use of Pain- and Anxiety-Reducing Strategies During Childhood Immunizations 8/13/2014
A trained educator used “academic detailing” sessions to teach primary care clinicians about proven strategies for reducing the pain and anxiety associated with childhood immunizations, leading to increased use of these strategies and greater satisfaction among clinicians.
Hospice Revamps Staffing and Services To Offer Culturally Competent Care and Outreach to Hispanic Community, Enhancing Awareness and Acceptance of End-of-Life Services 8/13/2014
A hospice offered a dedicated care team trained in culture-specific end-of-life concerns to Hispanic patients and families, and conducted targeted marketing and outreach to Hispanics in the community, leading to greater awareness and acceptance of hospice services.
Intravenous Infusion Safety Initiative Prevents Medication Errors, Leading to Cost Savings and High Nurse Satisfaction 8/13/2014
A two-hospital system implemented an intravenous infusion safety initiative that has helped avoid many infusion-related errors, leading to significant cost savings and high levels of nurse satisfaction.
Multidisciplinary Team Brings Palliative Care to Rural Patients, Leading to Improved Symptom Management and High Levels of Satisfaction 8/13/2014
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.
Palliative Care Nurses in Primary Care Clinics Reduce Hospital Admissions, Increase Use of Hospice and Home Care for Patients Nearing End of Life 8/13/2014
A partnership between a hospice organization and an 11-location multispecialty group practice places palliative care nurses in primary care clinics to monitor dying patients' medical and social care needs, coordinate community services, and discuss end-of-life issues.
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2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 8/13/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 8/13/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 7/30/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 7/30/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Sample Forms 6/18/2014
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.

Last updated: August 13, 2014.