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Accountable and Transparent Palliative Quality Measures Will Improve Care.

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Periyakoil, VS; Gunten, CFV; Check, D; Kaufman, B; Maxwell, TL; Teno, JM
Published in: J Palliat Med
April 2022

How do we build on the proven successes of hospice and palliative care and build clinical programs to serve those who need it in the context of real-world health care? Experiences with glide pathways have clearly shown that changes in financial incentives must always be implemented with counterbalancing measures that ensure that seriously ill patients are getting high-quality care consistent with their goals and values. There are quality measures for quality improvement and there are quality measures for accountability or transparency. We must balance any financial incentives with concrete quality measures that act as a check and balance to the care that is being provided. This area of investigation is rich in opportunity. Much research is needed to advance the craft of hospice and palliative care if the field is to move forward at scale in a timely manner. We need to democratize research and engage both "small r" and a "big R" researchers in the manner of other subspecialties such as oncology and cardiology. Future research should focus on building innovative systems and models of care to uncover needs of seriously ill patients and their caregivers and effectively cater to those needs.

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Published In

J Palliat Med

DOI

EISSN

1557-7740

Publication Date

April 2022

Volume

25

Issue

4

Start / End Page

542 / 548

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Responsibility
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Humans
  • Hospices
  • Hospice Care
  • Gerontology
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
 

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Periyakoil, V. S., Gunten, C. F. V., Check, D., Kaufman, B., Maxwell, T. L., & Teno, J. M. (2022). Accountable and Transparent Palliative Quality Measures Will Improve Care. J Palliat Med, 25(4), 542–548. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2022.0063
Periyakoil, Vyjeyanthi S., Charles F von Gunten, Devon Check, Brystana Kaufman, Terri L. Maxwell, and Joan M. Teno. “Accountable and Transparent Palliative Quality Measures Will Improve Care.J Palliat Med 25, no. 4 (April 2022): 542–48. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2022.0063.
Periyakoil VS, Gunten CFV, Check D, Kaufman B, Maxwell TL, Teno JM. Accountable and Transparent Palliative Quality Measures Will Improve Care. J Palliat Med. 2022 Apr;25(4):542–8.
Periyakoil, Vyjeyanthi S., et al. “Accountable and Transparent Palliative Quality Measures Will Improve Care.J Palliat Med, vol. 25, no. 4, Apr. 2022, pp. 542–48. Pubmed, doi:10.1089/jpm.2022.0063.
Periyakoil VS, Gunten CFV, Check D, Kaufman B, Maxwell TL, Teno JM. Accountable and Transparent Palliative Quality Measures Will Improve Care. J Palliat Med. 2022 Apr;25(4):542–548.
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Published In

J Palliat Med

DOI

EISSN

1557-7740

Publication Date

April 2022

Volume

25

Issue

4

Start / End Page

542 / 548

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Responsibility
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Humans
  • Hospices
  • Hospice Care
  • Gerontology
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services