- Perspectives on care at the close of life. Serving patients who may die soon and their families: the role of hospice and other services
Center to Improve Care of the Dying, RAND, 1200 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202 5050, USA
JAMA 285:925-32. 2001
..Effective and reliable care for persons coming to the end of life will require changes in the organization and financing of care to match these trajectories, as well as compassionate and skillful clinicians...
- When does quality improvement count as research? Human subject protection and theories of knowledge
Washington Home Center for Palliative Care Studies, Washington DC 20016, USA
Qual Saf Health Care 13:67-70. 2004
..This criterion has not previously been proposed as a possible demarcation. The quandaries of which projects to put through research review and how to ensure ethical implementation of quality improvement need to be resolved...
- Quality improvements in end of life care: insights from two collaboratives
Center to Improve Care of the Dying, RAND, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:254-67. 2000
..However, two quality improvement (QI) collaboratives sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Center to Improve Care of the Dying set about making substantial improvements...
- Physician experience caring for dying patients and its relationship to patient outcomes
Center to Improve Care of the Dying, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
J Palliat Med 1:337-46. 1998
..The quality of end-of-life care has become important to care systems and the public. No research has assessed how physician factors affect patient and family experience...
- Patients with eventually fatal chronic illness: their importance within a national research agenda on improving patient safety and reducing medical errors
S S Myers
RAND Center to Improve Care of the Dying, Arlington, Virginia, USA
J Palliat Med 4:325-32. 2001
..The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the lead federal agency for researching patient safety and medical errors, released between November 2000 and April 2001 six Requests for Applications for research into medical errors...
- Evaluation of prognostic criteria for determining hospice eligibility in patients with advanced lung, heart, or liver disease. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments
Center to Improve Care of the Dying, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, USA
JAMA 282:1638-45. 1999
..However, to be eligible, these patients generally must have a prognosis for survival of less than 6 months...