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In a Heartbeat: New Resuscitation Protocol Expands EMS Options

April 5, 2010

Examines the quantitative, qualitative, and fiscal impact of a new resuscitation policy allowing paramedics to forego resuscitation under specific circumstances without a do-not-resuscitate document. Outlines lessons learned, implications, and challenges.

Collaborative Models Improve Some Aspects of Quality for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

October 30, 2006

Summarizes a study of how collaborative interventions in which healthcare providers share lessons learned affect the quality of care for chronic heart failure patients. Compares patient education, counseling, and quality indicators as well as treatments.

All Americans at Risk of Receiving Poor Quality Health Care

March 16, 2006

Summarizes a study of the health care Americans receive compared to the health care they should receive and of the links between the quality of care received and patient characteristics, including age, gender, race/ethnicity, income, and insurance status.