Despite professional guidelines recommending early serious illness conversations for all patients with advanced cancer, many times these conversations occur, late or not at all. A collaborative research initiative at Dartmouth Cancer Center shows promise in improving patient–clinician communication by increasing the conduct and documentation of these important conversations in two medical oncology clinics.
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Reducing Kidney Injury Using a Quality Improvement Method
Using quality improvement measures in eight of the 10 hospitals in the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way to reduce kidney injury in patients undergoing a procedure with contrast dye.