Palliative care: rapid redesign to support systemwide quality improvement

Title

Palliative care: rapid redesign to support systemwide quality improvement

Creator

Thomas MB; Quinn C

Publisher

Journal For Healthcare Quality

Date

2002

Subject

Humans; Leadership; Length of Stay; Program Development; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Patient Satisfaction; Hospitals; Catholicism; Palliative Care/organization & administration; Family/psychology; Midwestern United States; Hospice Care/standards; Hospital Restructuring; Institutional Management Teams; Multi-Institutional Systems/organization & administration; Multi-Institutional Systems/standards; Palliative Care/standards; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Religious/organization & administration; Religious/standards; Total Quality Management/organization & administration

Description

Large-scale change techniques and rapid redesign methodologies were used to improve the quality of care delivered to patients at the end of life in a large, multihospital healthcare delivery system. By bringing key stakeholders from across the system together at a symposium to formulate the vision and critical criteria for palliative care programs, as well as to develop a flexible set of design tools, each region in the system could respond to the unique needs of its own community. Hospice length of stay for the system improved by 100% in the year after the systemwide symposium.
2002

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

25-29

Issue

1

Volume

24

Citation

Thomas MB; Quinn C, “Palliative care: rapid redesign to support systemwide quality improvement,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12793.

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