July 1, 2004 | Journal Article
July 1, 2004 | Toolkit
July 28, 2004 | Program Results Report
In 2001, RWJF authorized $20.9 million for a national program, Pursuing Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care Performance, to help hospitals and physician organizations improve patient outcomes throughout the continuum of health care.
July 23, 2004 | Program Results Report
From November 2002 through January 2003, consultants worked with two academic palliative care centers that were struggling financially and helped the physician leaders establish business plans and stabilize the centers.
Older Patients Get Less Aggressive Treatment, Regardless of Health Status or Their Own Preferences, Study Finds
September 10, 2004 | Program Results Report
Starting in 1997, investigators analyzed the effects of advanced patient age on resource use in hospitals, clinical outcomes for the patient and the cost-effectiveness of selected life-sustaining treatments.
Partnerships for Training Online Nursing Degree Program Boosts Level of Care in Rural North Carolina
October 13, 2004 | Program Results Report
Duke University-East Carolina University Partnerships for Training developed Web-based degree programs for nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife and physician assistant students in federally designated Medically Underserved Areas in North Carolina.
October 29, 2004 | Program Results Report
Project staff at Home Front Communications, Washington created and distributed to local television stations a video news feed to raise public awareness about new hospital pain management standards.
September 24, 2008 | Story
Leadership of the nonprofit hospital and its parent corporation, McLeod Health, embraced a plan to automate the medication delivery process, adding safeguards against both prescribing and delivery mistakes.
May 15, 2008 | Program Results Report
With $107,906 from the Special Opportunities Fund of from RWJF's Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care national program, researchers from the University of Washington organized and convened a workshop.
March 27, 2008 | Story
Research presentations by two Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) grantees shines a spotlight on one of the most important nursing processes.