Our NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey on palliative care reveals an interesting dichotomy: While the great majority of organizations have a palliative or end-of-life care program, 60% of patients who would benefit from such services don’t receive them.
Chronic Care Management
Improving chronic care can help reduce costs and boost quality of life. What can we do to provide the best care and the best outcomes for people with chronic illness?
Case Study by Adi Hirshberg, Katy Mahraj & Sindhu K. Srinivas
At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a text message–based blood pressure surveillance program for postpartum women with preeclampsia improved blood pressure management, reduced readmissions, and increased patient and provider satisfaction.
Article by Wayne B. Jonas, Eric Schoomaker, James R. Marzolf & Tracy Gaudet
Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.
Article by Christine S. Ritchie & Bruce Leff
How two thought leaders in the fields of home-based medical care, geriatrics, and palliative medicine advanced a quality-of-care agenda for homebound adults.
Talk by Judith F. Baumhauer
What if providers could predict whether a patient’s symptoms would improve from a particular treatment before investing cost and time into that treatment?
Article by Adam Sacarny, Michael L. Barnett & Shantanu Agrawal
New research suggests that deploying strong and surprising messages could help to address overprescribing of opioids and other drugs.
Case Study by Meena Kalluri & Janice Richman-Eisenstat
A multidisciplinary collaborative model to address the palliative care needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis resulted in improved end-of-life care and decreased hospital deaths.
Article by Cynthia J. Sieck, Daniel M. Walker, Sheldon Retchin & Ann Scheck McAlearney
Patient engagement assessments often don’t dig deep enough to identify why patients don’t participate in their own health care. We present a new model to help providers pinpoint the reasons for lack of engagement and address them more effectively.
Article by Naomi D. L. Fisher & Thomas H. Lee
Focused and innovative health systems are managing to control blood pressure for 9 in 10 patients, which is well above the national average of 50% to 60%.
Article by John P. Andrawis, Mark McClellan & Kevin J. Bozic
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin has improved outcomes and reduced costs for musculoskeletal care with a multidisciplinary Musculoskeletal Institute and bundled payment model.