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Name: JAMA oncology
Health care institutes are cooperative areas where multiple health care services come together and work closely; physician, nurses and paramedics etc,. These multidisciplinary teams usually communicat...
Self-administered treatment (SAT), a differentiated model of care for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB), might address adherence challenges faced by patients and health care systems. This stud...
Hospice documentation is an integral part of patient care as it not only paints the picture of hospice eligibility, but also tells the final chapter of a patient's life. Increasingly, hospices are und...
Everyday routines play a vital role in child functioning and development. This study explored health professionals' documentation of everyday life and health care during the first year following gastr...
This small pilot study will be assessing the the impact of a standardized, social-worker led, longitudinal palliative care intervention on alignment of patient and physician understanding ...
The purpose of the LEAPS program is to understand how a trained lay health worker who engages with newly diagnosed patients after a diagnosis of an advanced stage of cancer can help to eng...
Rising costs and poor patient experiences from under-treated symptoms have led to the demand for approaches that improve patients' experiences and lower expenditures. This observational pr...
This is a 3-year comparative effectiveness study funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and will test an adapted priority-based patient navigation versus care a...
This study focuses on pairing community health workers (CHWs) with patients that are high risk for readmission prior to hospital discharge in order to assess differences in hospital readmi...
Discussions with patients and/or their representatives about the goals and desired direction of the patient's care, particularly end-of-life care, in the event that the patient is or becomes incompetent to make decisions.
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.
A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)