The components of hospital PCT activities were successfully measured using the Standard Format for Reporting Hospital PCT Activity. The results of this study and the format for reporting hospital PCT activity could be effective in improving hospital PCT practice and for the education of new hospital PCT members.
These data demonstrate that an outpatient hospital-based service reduced admissions and improved the rate of home deaths and offers a feasible and cost-effective model for such settings.
Applying minimum requirements and quality indicators is essential to improve organisation, performance and outcome in breast care. Efficacy and compliance have to be constantly monitored to evaluate the quality of patient care and to allow appropriate corrective actions leading to improvements in patient care.
The results of this randomized controlled trial study suggest that participation in spiritual therapy program is associated with improvements across spiritual well-being and several areas of quality of life, including physical, emotional, and social functioning. Targeted interventions to acknowledge and incorporate spiritual needs into conventional treatment, should be considered in caring of Iranian patients with breast cancer.
A pilot program that supports the caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients decreased emergency admissions for those patients in San Francisco by more than 40% in 6 months, Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D., reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2013.
The University of Washington has received a $697,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation that will be used to establish a palliative care training center.
Four schools now offer a program designed to lead to better knowledge and empathy by students, and several more schools are coming on board.
This rigorous process evaluation has demonstrated that the LWWCOPD programme for pulmonary rehabilitation can be used to deliver high quality, consistent and equitable education sessions during hospital and community-based pulmonary rehabilitation. This programme is now available worldwide (http://www.livingwellwithcopd.com/living-well-and-pulmonary-rehabilitation.html).
We want to call your attention to a remarkable program that will soon be offered by Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) in cooperation with a number of national organizations in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.