Prue Watters

University of Wollongong, City of Greater Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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    ABSTRACT: Australia is leading the way in establishing a national system (the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration - PCOC) to measure the outcomes and quality of specialist palliative care services and to benchmark services across the country. This article reports on analysis of data collected routinely at point-of-care on 5939 patients treated by the first fifty one services that voluntarily joined PCOC. By March 2009, 111 services have agreed to join PCOC, representing more than 70% of services and more than 80% of specialist palliative care patients nationally. All states and territories are involved in this unique process that has involved extensive consultation and infrastructure and close collaboration between health services and researchers. The challenges of dealing with wide variation in outcomes and practice and the progress achieved to date are described. PCOC is aiming to improve understanding of the reasons for variations in clinical outcomes between specialist palliative care patients and differences in service outcomes as a critical step in an ongoing process to improve both service quality and patient outcomes.
    No preview · Article · May 2010 · Australian health review: a publication of the Australian Hospital Association
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    ABSTRACT: ONS Publishing Division Policy Regarding Letters to the Editor: Selection of letters to be published in Letters to the Editor is the decision of the editor.For acceptance, letters must be signed.A letter can appear anonymously if requested by the author.All letters are subject to editing. A letter that questions, criticizes, or responds to a previously published Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing article automatically will be sent to the author of that article for a reply.This type of collegial exchange is encouraged.Letters that question, criticize, or respond to an Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) policy, product, or activity will appear in ONS Connect and automatically will be sent to the ONS Board of Directors for a reply.Send letters to
    Preview · Article · Mar 2009 · Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing