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Cicely Saunders International Annual Lecture 2019


Cicely Saunders International Annual Lecture 2019

When Oct 07, 2019 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where London
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‘Got quality? The urgent need to focus on quality and not solely costs’

Dr Joan Teno, Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University                                                                            

The U.S. health care system is undergoing a transition from a fee-for-service payment system, where health care reimbursement is based on procedures, physician visits or hospitalisations, to a payment model based on value. Value is based on both the cost and quality of care. As the USA and other nations make this transition, it is crucial that we develop actionable quality measures which examine patient and family outcomes, not just care processes. In this lecture, the challenges of measuring the quality of care for seriously ill and dying persons will be discussed, using lessons learned from developed quality measures for public reporting in the USA.

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