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Integration of End-of-Life Care into Accountable Care Organization's Quality Measures.

Aggressive Care near the End of Life for Cancer Patients in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.

To compare aggressiveness of end-of-life (EoL) care for older cancer patients attributed to Medicare Shared Savings Programs with that for similar fee for service (FFS) beneficiaries not in an accountable care organization (ACO) and examine whether observed differences in EoL care utilization vary across markets that differ in ACO penetration.

Palliative care and end-stage liver disease: a critical review of current knowledge.

End-stage liver disease (ESLD) is associated with high symptom burden, poor quality of life, and significant healthcare costs. Palliative care, which is not synonymous with hospice or end-of-life care, is a multidisciplinary model of care that focuses on patient-centered goals with the intent of improving quality of life and reducing suffering. This review will summarize current literature supporting the benefits of early integration of palliative care in patients in this population.

Quality of life of cancer patients living in Trinidad and Tobago.

To determine quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Care Quality of Life Instrument (EORTC QLQ-C30) and examine relationships between QoL and socioeconomic and medical variables.

Association of Physician Group Participation in Accountable Care Organizations With Patient Social and Clinical Characteristics.

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) may increase health care disparities by excluding physician groups that care for socially and clinically vulnerable patients.

Using Nurse Care Managers Trained in the Serious Illness Conversation Guide to Increase Goals-of-Care Conversations in an Accountable Care Organization.

Community-dwelling adults with serious illness benefit from conversations about their goals for care. We undertook a project to increase the number of serious illness conversations occurring in an accountable care organization (ACO) using a script delivered telephonically by nurse care managers. Working with nurses previously trained in the basics of geriatric assessment and goals-of-care conversations, we used a quality improvement framework to modify the Ariadne Laboratories Serious Illness Conversation...

Oregon's Coordinated Care Organization Experiment: Are Members' Experiences of Care Actually Changing?

In 2012, Oregon embarked on an ambitious plan to redesign financing and care delivery for Medicaid. Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) are the first statewide effort to use accountable care principles to pay for Medicaid benefits. We surveyed 8,864 Medicaid-eligible participants approximately 1 year before and 12 months after CCO implementation to assess the impact of CCOs on member-reported outcomes. We compared changes in outcomes over time between Medicaid CCO members, Medicaid fee-for-servic...

Accountable Care Organizations Get Different Look in Olde England.

Britain's National Health Service is taking a good look at how Americans do ACOs. But the move toward accountable care in England has already gotten mired in disputes (and confusion) about what organizational form it should take and whether current proposals are legal.

Marriage Material: Independent Practices Find Success in Commitment to Accountable Care Organizations.

TMA PracticeEdge joins together independent physician practices in accountable care organizations. Their commitment to pool resources and to improve patient care is paying off in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and other value-based care contracts.

Health-related quality of life and related factors among elderly persons under different aged care models in Guangzhou, China: a cross-sectional study.

To analyze health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and related factors among elderly persons receiving community-based home care and institutional care in Guangzhou, a large city of mainland China.

Care Arrangements of Older Adults: What They Prefer, What They Have, and Implications for Quality of Life.

Meeting individual preferences for long-term services and supports (LTSS) is a policy priority that has implications for quality of care. Evidence regarding preferences is sparse. In addition, little is known regarding whether preferences and care arrangements match for those receiving care, and implications for quality of life.

Predictors of reliably high-value end-of-life care.

Care near the end of life is expensive and frequently not aligned with the expressed preferences of decedents, creating an opportunity to improve value, or increase quality while lowering cost. This review examines publications from 2017 and 2018 on interventions and policies associated with high-value end-of-life care. Innovations in video and web-based advance care planning are promising to improve preference-congruent care at low cost.

Evidence for integration of palliative care into surgical oncology practice and education.

High-quality data support multiple clinical benefits of integrating palliative care into routine oncology care. Though these data come largely from the medical oncology literature, data from surgical oncology populations support similar associations between palliative care integration and improved clinical outcomes, all without compromise in survival. This paper will review data supporting palliative care integration into oncology care, with a focus on surgical populations and recommendations for incorporat...

Changes in Healthcare Delivery Following Spinal Fracture in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were designed to reduce healthcare costs while simultaneously improving quality. Given that the success of ACOs is predicated on controlling costs, concerns have been expressed that patients could be adversely affected through restricted access to surgery, including in the context of spine fracture care.

Does Quality of End-of-Life Care Differ by Urban-Rural Location? A Comparison of Processes and Family Evaluations of Care in the VA.

Several studies have identified differences in end-of-life (EOL) care between urban and rural areas, yet little is known about potential differences in care processes or family evaluations of care. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between rurality of residence and quality of EOL care within the Veterans Affairs health care system.

The Integration of Interlinkages Between Nature and Human Health in Primary Health Care: Protocol for a Scoping Review.

International overview reports and the majority of scientific publications on interlinkages between nature and human health (NHI) do not seem to focus on the role of the health care sector. Primary health care (PHC) is often the first point of contact people have with the health care system and provides comprehensive, accessible, and community-based care that meets the health needs of individuals throughout their life. PHC is a vital backbone for linking knowledge and practice within the organization of hea...

Benchmarking life quality support interventions in long-term care using the Long-Term Care Quality of Life scale.

We aimed to develop a graphical procedure for benchmarking quality of life care results using the Long-Term Care Quality of Life (LTC-QoL) scale. While clinical care quality benchmarking is now well established, similar research for quality of life (QOL) aged care benchmarking has received scant attention. Data from 10 facilities utilizing the LTC-QoL scale were analysed to establish baseline statistics for developing a graphical procedure for QOL benchmarking. Client LTC-QoL records were tested with varima...

The quality of childbirth in the light of research the new guidelines of the World Health Organization and Polish Perinatal Care Standards.

The quality of birth is assessed by means of a comprehensive approach to the process of coming into the world, taking into account the perspective of the mother and the child and the influence of labour on their future health and life. According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the delivery of every child should be consistent with the mother's personal and socio-cultural beliefs and should meet her expectations as to the care provided.

End-of-life care in hospital: an audit of care against Australian national guidelines.

The aim of this study was to map end-of-life care in acute hospital settings against Elements 1-5 of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's (ACSQHC) Essential Elements for Safe and High-Quality End-of-Life Care.A retrospective medical record audit of deceased in-patients was conducted from 2016 at one public (n = 320) and one private (n = 132) hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Ten variables, key to end-of-life care according to the ACSQHC's Elements 1-5 were used to evaluate end-of...

Communication along Milestones in Lung Cancer Patients with Advanced Disease.

Patients with advanced lung cancer and their caregivers are confronted with a complex situation as their disease-related burden comprises physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. During the illness trajectory with limited prognosis, they are exposed to different multidisciplinary healthcare settings and providers that challenge the continuity and coordination of care. Additionally, decision-making between active cancer treatment and end-of-life care constitutes a continuous balancing act. Several studie...

The association between medicare accountable care organization enrollment and breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening.

Despite the rapid diffusion of accountable care organizations (ACOs), the effect of ACO enrollment on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship remains unknown. The objective of this study was to determine whether Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO enrollment was associated with changes in screening for breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers.

Using the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework to evaluate women's experiences of different models of care: A qualitative study.

There is evidence that continuity of care - increasingly a focus of maternity care policy in the UK - contributes to improved outcomes. However, uncertainty remains about which models of care are most effective in which circumstances, and why this is. A plausible explanation is grounded in the idea that the continuity elements of care contribute to and reinforce best quality care. The Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework describes the components and characteristics of quality care. As a first step in...

Timing of palliative care: When to call for a palliative care consult.

Palliative care, unlike hospice, can be utilized concurrently with disease-modifying or curative therapies. Some of the benefits of palliative care include improved quality of life, less end-of-life treatment, and decreased medical costs. Furthermore, palliative care can help guide treatment decisions to be in line with patients' physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. On the basis of these benefits, we advocate for palliative care involvement early in the course of advanced malignancy and other termi...

Service Delivery Models to Maximize Quality of Life for Older People at the End of Life: A Rapid Review.

Policy Points We identified two overarching classifications of integrated geriatric and palliative care to maximize older people's quality of life at the end of life. Both are oriented to person-centered care, but with differing emphasis on either function or symptoms and concerns. Policymakers should both improve access to palliative care beyond just the last months of life and increase geriatric care provision to maintain and optimize function. This would ensure that continuity and coordination for potent...

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit association with healthcare quality and costs.

Although use of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is increasing nationally, it remains unclear whether it can help contain healthcare costs and improve quality. In the context of 2 primary care physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), we tested the hypothesis that AWVs can improve healthcare costs and clinical quality.

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