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Kristen K. McNiff
Harvard University
45Publications
15H-index
933Citations
Publications 45
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Published on Mar 10, 2017in Journal of Clinical Oncology 28.25
Yichen Zhang1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Belen Fraile4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 7 AuthorsDavid M. Jackman35
Estimated H-index: 35
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...
Published on Mar 10, 2017in Journal of Clinical Oncology 28.25
Anne C. Chiang10
Estimated H-index: 10
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Katherine E. Reeder-Hayes14
Estimated H-index: 14
+ 4 AuthorsArif H. Kamal23
Estimated H-index: 23
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...
Published on Mar 10, 2017in Journal of Clinical Oncology 28.25
Constance Barysauskas8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Kristen K. McNiff15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 5 AuthorsNeil E. Martin25
Estimated H-index: 25
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...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Journal of Palliative Medicine 2.48
Gabriel A. Brooks8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Sherri O. Stuver33
Estimated H-index: 33
+ 5 AuthorsJoseph O. Jacobson25
Estimated H-index: 25
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...
Published on Jun 20, 2007in Journal of Clinical Oncology 28.25
Douglas W. Blayney43
Estimated H-index: 43
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Gretchen Miela2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 3 AuthorsMichael N. Neuss15
Estimated H-index: 15
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 ...
Published on Sep 1, 2016in Journal of Oncology Practice
Kathleen Bickel5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Kristen K. McNiff15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 9 AuthorsJennifer Malin30
Estimated H-index: 30
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...
Published on Mar 1, 2016in Journal of Clinical Oncology 28.25
Gabriel A. Brooks8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Sherri O. Stuver33
Estimated H-index: 33
+ 5 AuthorsJoseph O. Jacobson25
Estimated H-index: 25
35 Background: A majority of patients with poor-prognosis cancer express a preference for in-home death, however, in-hospital deaths are common. We sought to identify characteristics associated with in-hospital death among commercially-insured decedents. Methods: Building on a data-sharing project between our institution and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA, we obtained health care claims records for a sample of commercially insured decedents who died between July 2010 and December 2013. All patient...
Published on Oct 10, 2015in Journal of Clinical Oncology 28.25
Kathleen Bickel5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Kristen K. McNiff15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 9 AuthorsJennifer Malin30
Estimated H-index: 30
108 Background: When 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 subspecialty palliative medicine for referral. This project endeavored to define what constitutes high-quality primary palliative care as delivered by medical oncology practices. Methods: An expert steering committee developed a list of 966 palliative care service items, divided into nin...
Published on Dec 10, 2014in Journal of Clinical Oncology 28.25
Douglas W. Blayney43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Stanford University),
Kristen K. McNiff15
Estimated H-index: 15
(American Society of Clinical Oncology)
+ 6 AuthorsJoseph V. Simone12
Estimated H-index: 12
Summary In 1999, the IOM issued a cancer quality report that spurred onQOPI development. In 2013, the IOM released a follow-up report. 29 The update reinforces that there is work yet to be accomplished;however,webelievethatoncologyhasmadesignificantprogresssince1999 and that QOPI has contributed positively. Ongoing evolution oftheQOPIprogram,underthecarefulguidanceofoncologyproviders,is critical to maintaining the relevance and meaningfulness of theprogram to ASCO members and positive impact for ...
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