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Name: Annals of internal medicine
There is a high incidence of preventable error in health care. Many of these errors are the result of poor teamwork between different health professionals and not listening to the patient voice. We de...
Effective patient- and family-centered care requires a dedication to engaging patients and family members in health system redesign to improve the quality, safety, and experience of care. Provided her...
Patient safety culture has been the reason for great concern for the scientific community due to the high number of failures resulting from the provision of health care. The objective of this study wa...
Patient engagement in health care can contribute to improving care quality and safety. A valid measurement is essential for promoting it.
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are used in parallel with clinical evidence to inform decisions made by industry, clinicians, regulators, health technology assessment bodies and other health-care dec...
This study is the first to evaluate a unique integrated care model for COPD which uses a validated clinical frailty indicator to set care goals and guide health care in hospital and in the...
Throughout the Military Health System, pregnant mothers are issued a spiral-bound guide that provides week by week information about pregnancy, preventive health messages, appointment info...
The Transition Navigator Trial (TNT) is a pragmatic randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of usual care plus a patient navigator service versus usual care plus newslette...
The primary purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness on the disability of low back pain patients of The Back Book, The Back Guide, and a control intervention (generic recommen...
ICU patient's complications are notably due to multiple infections with high risks of sepsis. Those infections would be worsened by any antibiotic resistance mechanism. Thus, reducing MDR ...
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.
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)
Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)
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