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Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies

From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Vol 7: Care Coordination Shojania KG, McDonald KM, Wachter RM, Owens DK, editors. Technical Review 9 (Prepared by Stanford-UCSF Evidence-Based Practice Center under contract No. 290-02-0017). AHRQ Publication No. 04(07)-0051-7. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2007

This paper develops a working definition of care coordination, applies it to a review of systematic reviews, and identifies theoretical frameworks that might predict or explain how care coordination mechanisms are influenced by factors in the health care setting and how they relate to patient outcomes and health care costs.

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IHI Quality Improvement Resources

From the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA

Website

Pediatric Weight Management Resources

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RWJF Synthesis Project: Care Management of Patients with Complex Health Care Needs

A synthesis paper that defines care management and looks at the evidence and explores the potential for care management to improve quality of care and reduce costs for people with complex health care needs. Bodenheimer, T; Berry-Millett, R. Robert Wood Johnson Research Synthesis Report No. 12 December 2009

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The METER: A Brief, Self-Administered Measure of Health Literacy

From PubMed Central

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Oncology Patient Communication Tools

Post-Discharge-Tool.pdf

Post-Discharge Tool

Developed by the National Patient Safety Foundation for the clinician while communicating discharge instructions to the patient

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LACE Tool

LACE Index Scoring Tool for Risk Assessment of Hospital Readmission

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Lansky Scale

Similar to the Karnofsky tool, helps to determine functional status in patients less than 16 years of age

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NCCN Distress Screen

From the National Comprehensive Cancer Network; tests the level of distress in cancer patients

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