National Quality Partners (NQP) announces two new resources to ensure high-quality, person-centered advanced illness care.
NQP’s Case Study, Integrating Personal Preferences in Advanced Illness Care, follows Hazel, a 63-year-old-woman diagnosed with advanced lung cancer as she transitions through the healthcare system, from inpatient and post-acute care to palliative and hospice care. The case study illustrates how measures can support the six key preferences of person-centered advanced illness care identified in the NQP issue brief. More than 400 people participated in the March 15 launch of this case study. Listen to and share the virtual forum recording.
According to JAMA, 68% of physicians report feeling inadequately trained to discuss end-of-life care with patients. NQP’s Fact Sheet, Strategies for Change—A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care, gives physicians, clinicians, and other providers questions to help guide conversations with patients, their families, and caregivers and further support person-centered advanced illness care.
NQP’s Advanced Illness Care Action Team (PDF) has issued a national call to action for healthcare systems, communities, policymakers, and other stakeholders to ensure that individuals with advanced illness, their families, and caregivers are at the center of care decisions. Learn more about this initiative.