This article describes preferences for survey instruments on health-related quality of life and subjective well-being among adults with spinal cord injury, and compares perspectives on the instruments between the United States and the United Kingdom.
To help the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburse primary care practices for investing in "comprehensive primary care" capabilities, the authors developed and piloted a method for estimating related practice expenses.
Electronic health records have helped streamline record keeping but providers aren't always able to reliably pull together records for the same patient from different hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices. The growing use of smartphones offers a promising opportunity to improve record matching.
When health providers exchange medical records, the success rate can be as low as 50 percent. The ubiquity of mobile phones offers a promising opportunity to create a patient-empowered system to confirm identities that would allow hospitals and other providers to match records more accurately.
In 2008, the Indian Health Service launched a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) initiative to improve the quality of care in its clinics. RAND researchers identified barriers and strategies to assist clinics on the path to PCMH recognition.
Practice leaders at a large urban Federally Qualified Health Center in California. regularly engaged and used CAHPS scores, trends, and benchmarks alongside other data while making changes related to QI and patient centered medical homes
High quality care for seriously ill patients could be promoted by developing a nationally endorsed survey instrument that assesses patient and family experiences of serious illness care, an administrative data structure to identify the most knowledgeable respondents for the survey, and a tool kit of quality improvement approaches.
This study found significant association between low ratings of providers' patient-centeredness and racial/ethnic disparities in providers' recommendations to vaccinate for HPV and likelihood of parents deciding to vaccinate.