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.
Clinical Microsystem Uses Front-Line Teams to Redesign Hospital Processes, Leading to Fewer Delays and Better Patient Service
A hospital uses a clinical microsystem improvement process to quality improvement, leading to significant enhancements in efficiency and reductions in care delays.
Onsite Nurses Manage Care Across Settings to Increase Satisfaction and Reduce Cost for Chronically Ill Seniors
Specially trained nurses work with primary care physicians in their offices to improve the quality and efficiency of care for seniors with multiple chronic illnesses by coordinating care, facilitating transitions in care, and acting as the patient's advocate across health care and social settings.
Community-Wide Education, Trained Facilitators, and Improved Processes Lead to More Advance Care Planning, Consistency Between Plans and End-of-Life Decisions, and Low Care Costs
Standardized, community-wide education, trained facilitators, and improved management processes lead to more advance care planning by patients, high levels of consistency between such plans and actual end-of-life decisions, and low care costs in the last 2 years of life.
Dartmouth Atlas Project
The Dartmouth Atlas Project Web site provides data and information on how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.