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Duke Cancer Institute

Duke Oncology Network, Duke Cancer Institute

Durham, North Carolina

Capturing Quality Data to Improve Palliative Care

The Carolinas Palliative Care Database Consortium, a community and academic partnership based at Duke University, collected quality improvement data to understand patients’ needs and inform practice change. Hear how they collaborated to track quality and outcomes in palliative cancer care by developing a web-based quality data collection tool used at the point of care by clinicians, offering immediate feedback and highlighting areas of concern. Their tool also shows longitudinal trends regarding changes in patient distress. Learn how they developed a framework to track quality measures and outcomes and optimize palliative patient care.

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