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Executive Health Management

Most Cancer Patients Prefer Shared Decision Making

2015 16 Feb

Patient perceptions of care quality are increasingly considered in healthcare performance metrics. The Institute of Medicine has recommended that physicians accommodate patient preferences for decision making, which may be shared to different degrees between patients and physicians during treatment. A new study links physician-controlled decisions... Read more

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Pre-Diagnostic Care Seldom Reflected in Quality Measures

2015 05 Feb

The quality measures endorsed by The National Quality Forum (NQF) are not always applicable to the management of patients prior to their diagnoses, according to a report in the February 3 issue of JAMA . The new study shows that the majority of NQF measures focus on the management of patients who already have established diagnoses, and that quality... Read more

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Cross-Clinic Communication in Patient Care Transitions

2014 31 Aug

Guidelines to enhance communication during patient care transitions between healthcare settings have the potential to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, as well as to decrease overall healthcare costs. During care transitions, patients’ clinicians, including hospital-based clinicians and community-based primary care providers (PCPs), are responsible... Read more

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VTE No Measure for Hospital Quality

2014 18 Aug

The rate of Venous Thromboembolism Events (VTE) is a key measure used by the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assess a hospital's quality performance. A recent study, however, suggests that VTE may not reflect quality at all. Instead, it directly reflects how frequently a hospital conducts imaging tests to diagnose the condition. The more tests,... Read more