Counseling and Care Coordination for Patients With Advanced Illness Lead to More Patients Completing Advance Directives and Less Use of Inpatient Care
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
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.
Expanding Interpreter Role to Include Advocacy and Care Coordination Improves Efficiency and Leads to High Patient and Provider Satisfaction
A unit-based Limited English Proficiency Patient Family Advocate expands the traditional interpreter role to include patient family education, advocacy, and care coordination, leading to more efficient and productive interpretation services and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.
Proactive Office Encounter Systematically Identifies and Addresses Preventive and Chronic Care Needs at Every Primary Care and Specialty Visit
Nurses and medical assistants use electronic tools and standardized workflows and processes before, during, and after the patient encounter to identify and address preventive, screening, and chronic care needs at every primary and specialty care visit, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and better blood pressure control in those with diabetes and hypertension.
Systematic Tracking and Analysis of Admissions for Chemotherapy Toxicity Inform Quality Improvement Efforts, Leading to Reduced Toxicity Risk
A community cancer center identifies all patients hospitalized due to chemotherapy-related toxicity and enters data on such patients into a toxicity registry; analysis of registry data has stimulated quality improvement initiatives that have reduced admissions of nondiabetic multiple myeloma patients due to hyperglycemia and reduced the risk of treatment-related diarrhea in colorectal cancer patients.
Fertility Preservation in People Treated for Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guideline Slide Set
This slideshow presents a summary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines for fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.
Fertility Preservation in People Treated for Cancer: Summary Slide Set
This slide show summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology's recommendations on fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment
This booklet educates cancer patients (and their families or other caregivers) about their diet needs during treatment and helps them cope with side effects that may affect eating.
Quick Health Data Online
This database provides State- and county-level health data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. Data are available by gender and race/ethnicity and come from a variety of National and State sources.
Choose Your Cover: Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Toolkit
This toolkit can help organizers develop a Choose Your Cover skin cancer awareness, education, and free screening program in their community.