Navigation Links
National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting
Date:8/5/2008

ensus standards for cancer care can be used to raise the quality of care by evaluating the performance of clinicians working in hematology, radiation oncology, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and pathology pertaining to cancer care at the clinician level. For example, these measures can help decrease unnecessary bone scans for prostate cancer, avoid radiation dosing for normal tissue, and support patient engagement by communicating treatment/pain management plans.

Lee Newcomer, MD, executive vice president of oncology at United HealthCare in Minnesota, and Suzanne Miller, MD, director of behavioral medicine at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Pennsylvania, co-chaired NQF's steering committee on clinician-level cancer care. "There's an overwhelming amount of misinformation about what constitutes good care," said Miller. "Quality measures, particularly at a clinician level, pave the path for communicating with patients and providing patient-centered care in a comprehensive way."

Measures were developed by the American Medical Association's Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, the American Society of Hematology, the American Urological Association, and the College of American Pathology.

Infectious Diseases

The 23 new NQF-endorsed voluntary consensus standards for infectious disease prevention, treatment, and management fill an urgent need within the current landscape of quality measures. Hepatitis C (HVC)-associated chronic liver disease is the most frequent indication for liver transplantation among adults in the United States. A study of Asian American adults found 10.7 percent of those born in Southeast Asia or the Pacific Islands were chronically infected with Hepatitis B (HVB), and up to two-thirds were unaware they were infected.

With at least 4 million people infected with HVC and an estimated 1.1 million living
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Quality Forum
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
3. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
4. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
8. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
9. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
10. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
11. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. ... three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say ... President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola "czar" ... infected two Dallas nurses who cared for a Liberian man ... Hospital. But the U.S. cases are miniscule in the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Shriners Hospitals for Children® and UK HealthCare ... location of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington from ... University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The new ... and operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children, and designed ... their families well into the future. , “The quality ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hay House ... Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written ... of Yoga & Recovery. This book is meant to ... in a life of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 is ... 12 Steps; Recovery 2.0 is a guide for what comes ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 During the Western United ... supply runs dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water is proving ... despite the lowest mountain snow pack on record in ... and early autumn.* That was the observation of journalist-hikers ... book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” during an interview with water ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Healthcare ... completing their continuing education at home or on-the-go ... access to 20 brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE ... catalog of over 2,000 hours of ... customize their educational experience. With such a diverse ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 2Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2
... unsteady and mentally sluggish with scaly skin on her hands ... was found that the girl’s twin sister displayed similar, but ... be no family history of the problem. These findings were ... of Medicine. ,Some days later a bag of ...
... methods used to treat work-related complaints of the upper ... systematic review by Arianne Verhagen, Ph.D., and her colleagues ... good thing to do,” she said.// ,Yet, “conservative ... major role in the treatment of most work-related complaints ...
... Concerned over the deteriorating condition of a leprosy centre ... donate Rs 75 lakh for either relocation or reconstruction ... of Nippon Foundation and goodwill ambassador of World Health ... Satya Jeevan Kushta Ashram on July 16, the Federation ...
... Asthma Intervention (ICAI), a four-year project at 25 health ... for Disease Control & Prevention// (CDC), implemented findings from ... asthma and their families. ,The purpose of ... of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of ...
... Certain deodorising products, including air fresheners and toilet ... say may be harmful to the lungs.// ... National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) examined ... (VOCs) and found that one compound called 1,4 ...
... Redressal forum ordered a compensation of Rs one lakh ... undergoing cataract operation// at a free medical Camp conducted ... 24, 2003. ,The women submitted that after ... developed severe pain and lost their eyesight. They were ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Teens High on Mothballs 2Health News:Exercise Better Than Ergonomics to Treat Upper-Body Work Injuries 2Health News:Exercise Better Than Ergonomics to Treat Upper-Body Work Injuries 3Health News:Groundbreaking Asthma Intervention Lessons Help Inner-City Children 2
(Date:10/22/2014)...  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a ... cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that James ... has been elected to the Company,s Board of Directors, ... Anderson , Executive Chairman of CryoLife, stated, "Since joining the ... excellent leader who is well positioned to maximize CryoLife,s ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... ST. LOUIS , Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, ... patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of ... now affects 29 million Americans. If left untreated, ... or even blindness. Recently, optometric ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 InVivo Therapeutics Holdings ... is revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment ... shown to outperform in tissue regrowth in the spinal ... Made from an FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ultimately ... harmless to the human body. NVIV has recently attracted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 3Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 2Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 3InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... organization. ARUP offers an extensive test ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... Utah, ARUP Laboratories clients include university ...
Sharp tipped straight scissors. For cutting in the iris plane or cutting peripheral membranes. May also be useful in ROP cases....
Disposable Microscissors: Horizontal, Curved...
Disposable Microscissors: Vertical, 90...
Medicine Products: