Nurses’ assessment of hospital quality often on the button

Not surprising at all, as someone who has spent more time than he would have liked in hospitals:

“Obtaining information from nurses takes advantage of their unique perspective within the caregiving context,” said Dr. McHugh. “Nurses have insights — patient-provider interactions, integration of technology, patient and family education — that are not always documented in the medical record but often make the difference between good and bad outcomes.”

Nurses’ assessment of hospital quality often on the button.


Cancer survivor programs taking root

Good example of a cancer survivorship program to provide longer-term follow-up and care, once the regular treatment follow-up is over. Appropriately, it is nurse-led rather than oncologist-led, as in my experience the nurses are generally better on helping with some of the day-to-day post-treatment issues.

Cancer survivor programs taking root.