Kristen McNiff
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Publications 33
#1Angela M. StoverH-Index: 9
#2Benjamin Y. UrickH-Index: 2
Last.Ethan BaschH-Index: 57
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#1Kristen McNiff (Harvard University)H-Index: 14
#2Kristen K. McNiff (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
Last.Shelley Fuld Nasso (National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship)H-Index: 4
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218Background: Multiple national quality committees have identified PRO-PMs as priority for cancer measure development. Further, measurement of ‘return to functional status’ (RFS) has been prioriti...
#1Angela M. StoverH-Index: 9
#2Ben Urick (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Last.Ethan BaschH-Index: 57
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173Background: Symptom management is a cornerstone of quality oncology practice. ASCO established a Working Group to develop patient-reported outcome performance measures (PRO-PMs) for assessing sy...
#1Yichen ZhangH-Index: 1
#2Belen FraileH-Index: 4
Last.David M. JackmanH-Index: 37
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3Background: Oncologists face challenges associated with increasing cost and medical complexity. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) has created a customized clinical pathways program that seeks to prospectively support and guide medical decision-making across our network. It also allows the Institute to track and learn from the medical decisions made. We have analyzed cost and outcomes data from before and after the implementation of Dana-Farber Pathways in our thoracic oncology program. Me...
78Background: A sustainable, standardized approach for quality assessment and improvement is increasingly expected in oncology. This requires oncology leaders to identify processes and infrastructure to facilitate sustainable initiatives for practice refinement. To date, few summative reports of lessons learned, key success factors, and barriers to regular quality improvement have been reported. Methods: After IRB protocol approval, a focus group of 11 diverse physician oncology leaders was cond...
211Background: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are self-reported measures of a patient’s health or healthcare experience. PRO utilization is driven by the movement toward patient-centered care and emerging evidence which suggests patients (pts) more involved in their care experience better outcomes. The infrastructure to capture PROs is evolving and PROs are now used for performance measurement (PM). PRO-PMs assess the quality of healthcare for improvement and/or accountability; but implementat...
Abstract Background: A majority of patients with poor-prognosis cancer express a preference for in-home death; however, in-hospital deaths are common. Objective: We sought to identify characteristics associated with in-hospital death. Design: Case series. Setting/Subjects: Commercially insured patients with cancer who died between July 2010 and December 2013 and who had at least two outpatient visits at a tertiary cancer center during the last six months of life. Measurements: Patient characteri...
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#1Michael N. NeussH-Index: 15
#2Terry R. GilmoreH-Index: 8
Last.Martha PolovichH-Index: 10
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6535 Background: QOPI is a tool which measures adherence to both guidelines and to process for use in quality improvement. QOPI was designed and pilot tested predominately in physician office practices [Neuss et al, JCO 23:6233]. We tested QOPI at UMCCC, a large, hospital-based, academic cancer center, where medical documents are stored in a free-text electronic record, in a paper-based hospital record, and in clinic charts. In 2006, 136 physicians and 58 mid-level practitioners provided 66,699 ...
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#1Kathleen BickelH-Index: 5
#2Kristen McNiffH-Index: 14
Last.Monika K. KrzyzanowskaH-Index: 33
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Purpose:Integrated into routine oncology care, palliative care can improve symptom burden, quality of life, and patient and caregiver satisfaction. However, not all oncology practices have access to specialist palliative medicine. This project endeavored to define what constitutes high-quality primary palliative care as delivered by medical oncology practices.Methods:An expert steering committee outlined 966 palliative care service items, in nine domains, each describing a candidate element of p...
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