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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Kamal AH, Wolf SP, Troy J
Policy changes key to promoting sustainability and growth of the specialty palliative care workforce.
The authors used 2018 clinician survey data to model risk factors associated with palliative care clinicians leaving the field early. Their modeling revealed an impending "workforce valley." They recommended policies that support high-value, team-based palliative care through expansion in all segments of the specialty palliative care workforce, combined with payment reform to encourage the deployment of sustainable teams.
Citation: Kamal AH, Wolf SP, Troy J . Policy changes key to promoting sustainability and growth of the specialty palliative care workforce. Health Aff 2019 Jun;38(6):910-18. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00018..
Keywords: Palliative Care, Policy, Provider, Teams, Workforce
Ahluwalia SC, Harris BJ, Lewis VA
End-of-life care planning in accountable care organizations: associations with organizational characteristics and capabilities.
The authors measured the extent to which accountable care organizations (ACOs) have adopted end-of-life (EOL) care planning processes and characterize those ACOs that have established processes related to EOL. Using National Survey of ACOs data, they found that 21 percent of ACOs had few or no EOL care planning processes, 60 percent had some processes, and 19.6 percent had advanced processes.
Citation: Ahluwalia SC, Harris BJ, Lewis VA . End-of-life care planning in accountable care organizations: associations with organizational characteristics and capabilities. Health Serv Res 2018 Jun;53(3):1662-81. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12720.
Keywords: Palliative Care, Policy