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Name: JAMA internal medicine
Issues of professionalism and professional identity formation, particularly amongst young doctors, have been the object of increasing attention. This is explained in part by the evolution of the hospi...
Audit and feedback is an effective method to improve attending physician performance. However, there are limited data on how audit and feedback impacts care provided by resident physicians. The author...
A new generation of physicians, millennials (also known as Generation Y), are entering residency programmes in internal medicine, and these young men and women learn and work in ways that are differen...
In advanced cancer, patients want to know how their care options may affect survival and quality of life, but the impact of outpatient specialty palliative care on these outcomes in cancer is uncertai...
Currently, 49% of deaths in Austria occur in a hospital which makes in-patient quality of care as well as quality of death and dying a highly relevant topic. In this article, we compare the quality of...
The goal of this study is to identify objective differences between primary care and traditional medicine residents in clinical performance, continuity of care and utilization of resources...
The investigators are testing the effects of a change in teaching attending physicians' rotations (from 4- to 2-week blocks) on patient outcomes (unplanned urgent visits to the health care...
This study will assess whether a medical education intervention improves the quality of medical decision making in the care of patients with complex psychosocial -- or contextual -- needs ...
Patients admitted to internal medicine care environments have complex care needs and must be treated as persons with resources and responsibilities. Person-centred care is defined as care ...
This study examines the best way to teach genetics to family medicine residents. First year family medicine residents at the University of Toronto will be taught basic clinical genetics as...
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.
An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
A branch of medicine concerned with preventing and relieving the suffering of patients in any stage of disease. Its focus is on comprehensive care and improving the quality of all areas of the patient's life.
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)