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Improving Quality of Care for Seriously Ill Patients: Opportunities for Hospitalists.

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Fail, RE; Meier, DE
Published in: Journal of hospital medicine
March 2018

As the shift to value-based payment accelerates, hospitals are under increasing pressure to deliver high-quality, efficient services. Palliative care approaches improve quality of life and family well-being, and in doing so, reduce resource utilization and costs. Hospitalists frequently provide palliative care interventions to their patients, including pain and symptom management and engaging in conversations with patients and families about the realities of their illness and treatment plans that align with their priorities. Hospitalists are ideally positioned to identify patients who could most benefit from palliative care approaches and often refer the most complex cases to specialty palliative care teams. Though hospitalists are frequently called upon to provide palliative care, most lack formal training in these skills, which have not typically been included in medical education. Additional training in communication, safe and effective symptom management, and other palliative care knowledge and skills are available in both in-person and online formats.

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Journal of hospital medicine

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EISSN

1553-5606

ISSN

1553-5592

Publication Date

March 2018

Volume

13

Issue

3

Start / End Page

194 / 197

Related Subject Headings

  • Quality of Life
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Readmission
  • Palliative Care
  • Organizational Culture
  • Humans
  • Hospitalists
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Critical Illness
 

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Fail, R. E., & Meier, D. E. (2018). Improving Quality of Care for Seriously Ill Patients: Opportunities for Hospitalists. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 13(3), 194–197. https://doi.org/10.12788/jhm.2896
Fail, Robin E., and Diane E. Meier. “Improving Quality of Care for Seriously Ill Patients: Opportunities for Hospitalists.Journal of Hospital Medicine 13, no. 3 (March 2018): 194–97. https://doi.org/10.12788/jhm.2896.
Fail RE, Meier DE. Improving Quality of Care for Seriously Ill Patients: Opportunities for Hospitalists. Journal of hospital medicine. 2018 Mar;13(3):194–7.
Fail, Robin E., and Diane E. Meier. “Improving Quality of Care for Seriously Ill Patients: Opportunities for Hospitalists.Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol. 13, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 194–97. Epmc, doi:10.12788/jhm.2896.
Fail RE, Meier DE. Improving Quality of Care for Seriously Ill Patients: Opportunities for Hospitalists. Journal of hospital medicine. 2018 Mar;13(3):194–197.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of hospital medicine

DOI

EISSN

1553-5606

ISSN

1553-5592

Publication Date

March 2018

Volume

13

Issue

3

Start / End Page

194 / 197

Related Subject Headings

  • Quality of Life
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Readmission
  • Palliative Care
  • Organizational Culture
  • Humans
  • Hospitalists
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Critical Illness