Improving comfort and communication in the ICU: a practical new tool for palliative care performance measurement and feedback.

@article{Nelson2006ImprovingCA,
  title={Improving comfort and communication in the ICU: a practical new tool for palliative care performance measurement and feedback.},
  author={Judith Eve Nelson and Colleen M Mulkerin and Laura L. Adams and Peter J. Pronovost},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={264-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a practical set of measures for routine monitoring, performance feedback, and improvement in the quality of palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN Use of an interdisciplinary iterative process to create a prototype "bundle" of indicators within previously established domains of ICU palliative care quality; operationalization of indicators as specified measures; and pilot implementation to evaluate feasibility and baseline ICU performance. SETTING The… CONTINUE READING