Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care:: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis

Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care:: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis

by Improving the Quality of Cancer Care Commitee

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780309286602
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 12/27/2013
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acronyms xxv

Summary 1

1 Introduction 19

Changes in Cancer Care Since 1999 21

Committee Charge 26

Scope of the Report 27

Defining High-Quality Care 32

Conceptual Framework 34

Methods of the Study 38

Organization of the Report 38

References 39

2 The Current Cancer Care Landscape: An Imperative for Change 43

Cancer Demographics 43

Challenges and Opportunities in Cancer Care 54

Key Stakeholders 67

References 72

Annex 2-1 Relevant Provisions of the Affordable Care Act 85

3 Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making 91

Defining, Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making 92

The Importance of Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making in Cancer 97

Challenges to Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making in Cancer 98

Improving Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making in Cancer 105

Improving Patient-Centered Communication and Shared Decision Making at the End of Life 129

Summary and Recommendations 137

References 139

4 The Workforce Caring for Patients with Cancer 153

Defining the Workforce Caring for Patients with Cancer 155

Ensuring the Quantity and Quality of the Workforce 168

Caregivers 183

Summary and Recommendations 187

References 189

Annex 4-1 Professionals Involved in Cancer Care 202

5 The Evidence Base for High-Quality Cancer Care 207

How the Evidence Base for Cancer Care Decisions is Generated 209

Improving the Breadth of Information Collected 213

Improving the Depth of Information Collected 222

Improving the Use of Information Technology 225

Summary and Recommendations 227

References 228

6 A Learning Health Care Information Technology System for Cancer 235

The Vision 238

Challenges 253

Path to Implementation 257

Summary and Recommendations 261

References 262

7 Translating Evidence into Practice, Measuring Quality, and Improving Performance 271

Cancer Quality Metrics 272

Clinical Practice Guidelines 293

Performance Improvement Initiatives 298

Summary and Recommendations 300

References 302

8 Accessible and Affordable Cancer Care 309

Accessible Cancer Care 310

Affordable Cancer Care 316

Summary and Recommendations 338

References 340

Annex 8-1 Examples of Ongoing Activities Designed to Improve Access to Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations 351

Appendixes

A Glossary 357

B Committee Member and Staff Biographies 371

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