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Policies that encourage patient choice and hospital competition have been introduced across several countries with the purpose of improving the quality of health care services. The objective of the cu...
Caregivers of older adults with cancer assist both with cancer care and other health issues, which may make them vulnerable to consequences of caregiving. Hospitalization may represent a time when a c...
Cancer of the colon and rectum is now the third most common form of cancer in the United States in both women and men. Approximately 21% of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) are diagnosed with met...
Our study explores the potential relationship between time estimation and level of distress in cancer patients prior to starting chemotherapy.
Patient choice of provider and provider competition have been introduced with the claim that they would lead to improved quality. For this to occur, certain conditions must be fulfilled on both the de...
This pilot project evaluates the effectiveness of a participatory music program for Veterans cared for in the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program (Indianapolis, IN) in te...
Patient-provider shared decision making and the inclusion of patients' illness experiences and preferences in patient care are prioritized areas in health care. CHOICE is a computer-based ...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new program to help the patient and the caregiver make decisions about treatment for lung cancer. We need to know if a new information program is...
This pilot study is a 3-arm randomized control trial assessing the effectiveness of sequential or active choice in CRC (colorectal cancer) screening outreach vs. colonoscopy outreach only,...
This interdisciplinary international research collaboration will test effects of Choice, a computer-assisted, interactive support system designed to help cancer patients communicate their ...
Laws requiring patients under managed care programs to receive services from the physician or other provider of their choice. Any willing provider laws take many different forms, but they typically prohibit managed-care organizations from having a closed panel of physicians, hospitals, or other providers.
Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.
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.
An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)
Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
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