Meeting standards of high-quality intensive care unit palliative care: clinical performance and predictors.

@article{Penrod2012MeetingSO,
  title={Meeting standards of high-quality intensive care unit palliative care: clinical performance and predictors.},
  author={Joan Dobrof Penrod and Peter J. Pronovost and Elayne E. Livote and Kathleen A Puntillo and Anthony S. Walker and Sylvan Wallenstein and Alice F. Mercado and Sandra M. Swoboda and Debra Ilaoa and David A. Thompson and Judith Eve Nelson},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          1105-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVES High-quality care for intensive care unit patients and families includes palliative care. To promote performance improvement, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse identified nine evidence-based processes of intensive care unit palliative care (Care and Communication Bundle) that are measured through review of medical record documentation. We conducted this study to examine how frequently the Care and Communication Bundle processes… CONTINUE READING
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