Review collection - Quality process

67 reviews


de Andrade FK, Nunes RPI, Zanetti MOB, Zanetti ACB, Dos Santos M, de Oliveira AM, et al. Validated medication deprescribing instruments for patients with palliative care needs a systematic review. Farm Hosp. 2023 Sep 26:S1130-6343(23)00125-3.

Hammer NM, Bidstrup PE, Brok J, Devantier M, Sjøgren P, Schmiegelow K, Larsen A, Kurita GP, Olsen M, Larsen HB. Home-Based Specialized Pediatric Palliative Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jan 5:S0885-3924(22)01047-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.12.139. Epub ahead of print.

Heufel M, Kourouche S, Curtis K. Development of an emergency department end of life care audit tool: A scoping review. Int J Nurs Stud Adv. 2023 Dec;5:100143. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnsa.2023.100143.

Hoff T, Trovato K, Kitsakos A. Hospice Satisfaction Among Patients, Family, and Caregivers: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Jul 19:10499091231190778. doi: 10.1177/10499091231190778. Epub ahead of print.

Kauzner S, Heckel M, Ostgathe C, Schneider M, Bausewein C, Schildmann E, Kremling A, Ziegler K, Klein C. Documentation of Sedation in Palliative Care: A Scoping Review of Requirements, Recommendations, and Templates. J Palliat Med. 2023 May 4. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0476. Epub ahead of print.

Kearney M, Zhang L, Hubscher E, Musat M, Harricharan S, Wilke T. Undertreatment in patients with advanced urothelial cancer: systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Future Oncol. 2023 Aug 1. doi: 10.2217/fon-2023-0298. Epub ahead of print.

Kirkpatrick AJ, Donesky D, Kitko LA. A Systematic Review of Interprofessional Palliative Care Education Programs. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Feb 1:S0885-3924(23)00051-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.01.022. Epub ahead of print.

Landers A, de Koning Gans JM, Pitama S, Palmer S, Beckert L. Patient, carer and health professional experiences of end-of-life care services in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an interpretive synthesis of qualitative studies. Integr Healthc J. 2022 Sep 7;4(1):e000121. doi: 10.1136/ihj-2021-000121.

Li W-Y, Fang Y, Liang Y-q, Zhu S-q, Yuan L, Xu Q, et al. Building bridges of excellence: A comprehensive competence framework for nurses in hospice and palliative care - a mixed method study. BMC Palliat Care. 2023;22(1):1-18.

McConnell T, Blair C, Burden J, Duddy C, Hill L, Howie C, et al. Integrating palliative care and heart failure: A systematic realist synthesis (palliatheartsynthesis). Open Heart. 2023;10(2).

Mitchell RJ, Wijekulasuriya S, du Preez J, Lystad R, Chauhan A, Harrison R, Curtis K, Braithwaite J. Population-level quality indicators of end-of-life-care in an aged care setting: Rapid systematic review. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2023 Jul 17;116:105130. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2023.105130. Epub ahead of print.

Mukherjee S, Richardson N, Beresford B. Hospital healthcare experiences of children and young people with life-threatening or life-shortening conditions, and their parents: scoping reviews and resultant conceptual frameworks. BMC Pediatr. 2023 Jul 17;23(1):366. doi: 10.1186/s12887-023-04151-6.

Ruiz-Gil T, Ródenas-Rigla F. Quality of care in pediatric palliative care: A scoping review. Children (Basel). 2023; 10(12).

Virdun C, Garcia M, Phillips JL, Luckett T. Description of patient reported experience measures (PREMs) for hospitalised patients with palliative care needs and their families, and how these map to noted areas of importance for quality care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2023 Apr 24:2692163231169319. doi: 10.1177/02692163231169319. Epub ahead of print.

Walker W, Efstathiou N, Jones J, Collins P, Jennens H. Family experiences of in-hospital end-of-life care for adults: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. J Clin Nurs. 2023 May;32(9-10):2252-2269. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16268. Epub 2022 Mar 24.


Bravington A, Obita G, Baddeley E, Johnson MJ, Murtagh FE, Currow DC, et al. The range and suitability of outcome measures used in the assessment of palliative treatment for inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2022 Oct;36(9):1336-1350.

Dakka FJ. Nurses Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. SAGE Open Nurs. 2022 Dec 9;8:23779608221142957. doi: 10.1177/23779608221142957.

Fabian A, Domschikowski J, Letsch A, Schmalz C, Freitag-Wolf S, Dunst J, Krug D. Clinical Endpoints in Trials of Palliative Radiotherapy: a Systematic Meta-Research Analysis. Radiother Oncol. 2022 Jul 19:S0167-8140(22)04209-8. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2022.07.013. Epub ahead of print.

Heufel M, Kourouche S, Angela Lo WS, Thomas B, Hood L, Curtis K. End of life care pathways in the Emergency Department and their effects on patient and health service outcomes: An integrative review. Int Emerg Nurs. 2022 Mar;61:101153. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2022.101153. Epub 2022 Feb 28.

Lo TJ, Tan SY, Fong SY, Wong YY, Soh TLG. Benchmarking Medication Error Rates in Palliative Care Services: Not as Simple as It Seems. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Dec;39(12):1484-1490. doi: 10.1177/10499091221083019. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Parackal A, Ramamoorthi K, Tarride JE. Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care Interventions: A Review of the Evolution of Methods From 2011 to 2019. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jan;39(1):108-122. doi: 10.1177/10499091211011138. Epub 2021 May 24.

Xu S, Fang Y, Chen H, Sun K, Zhang C, Liu Y. A systematic review of instruments measuring the quality of dying and death in Asian countries. Qual Life Res. 2022 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s11136-022-03307-8. Epub ahead of print.


Agar MR, Siddiqi N, Hosie A, Boland JW, Johnson MJ, Featherstone I, Lawlor PG, Bush SH, Page V, Amgarth-Duff I, Garcia M, Disalvo D, Rose L; Del-COrS Group. Outcomes and measures of delirium interventional studies in palliative care to inform a core outcome set: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021 Aug 27:2692163211040186. doi: 10.1177/02692163211040186. Epub ahead of print.

Ailabouni NJ, Marcum ZA, Schmader KE, Gray SL. Medication Use Quality and Safety in Older Adults: 2019 Update. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Feb;69(2):336-341. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17018. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Carrasco AJP, Volberg C, Pedrosa DJ, Berthold D. Patient Safety in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Text Mining Approach and Systematic Review of Definitions. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Aug;38(8):1004-1012. doi: 10.1177/1049909120971825. Epub 2020 Dec 3.

Edwards D, Anstey S, Coffey M, Gill P, Mann M, Meudell A, Hannigan B. End of life care for people with severe mental illness: Mixed methods systematic review and thematic synthesis (the MENLOC study). Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 3:2692163211037480. doi: 10.1177/02692163211037480. Epub ahead of print.

Shepherd J, Waller A, Sanson-Fisher R, Clark K. Nurses' perceptions, experiences and involvement in the provision of end-of-life care in acute hospitals: A mapping review of research output, quality and effectiveness. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Oct;122:104007. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104007. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Xiao J, Brenneis C, Ibrahim N, Bryan A, Fassbender K. Definitions of Palliative Care Terms: A Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making Process. J Palliat Med. 2021 Sep;24(9):1342-1350. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0679. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Yorganci E, Sampson EL, Gillam J, Aworinde J, Leniz J, Williamson LE, Cripps RL, Stewart R, Sleeman KE. Quality indicators for dementia and older people nearing the end of life: A systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17387. Epub ahead of print.


Blake D, Berry K, Brown LJE. A systematic review of the impact of person-centred care interventions on the behaviour of staff working in dementia care. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Feb;76(2):426-444. doi: 10.1111/jan.14251. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Cook AC, Langston JA, Jaramillo JD, Edwards KE, Wong HN, Aslakson RA; American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Committee Writing Group. Opportunities for Palliative Care in Patients With Burn Injury-A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Apr;59(4):916-931.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.11.014. Epub 2019 Nov 24.

Pedrosa Carrasco AJ, Volberg C, Pedrosa DJ, Berthold D. Patient Safety in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Text Mining Approach and Systematic Review of Definitions. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Dec 3:1049909120971825. doi: 10.1177/1049909120971825. Epub ahead of print.


Asano R, Abshire M, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Davidson PM. Barriers and facilitators to a ‘good death’ in heart failure: An integrative review. Collegian. 2019 Dec;26(6):651-665. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2019.09.010.

Henson LA, Edmonds P, Johnston A, Johnson HE, Ng Yin Ling C, Sklavounos A, Ellis-Smith C, Gao W. Population-Based Quality Indicators for End-of-Life Cancer Care: A Systematic Review. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Oct 24. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.3388. [Epub ahead of print]

Meeker MA, McGinley JM, Jezewski MA. Metasynthesis: Dying adults' transition process from cure-focused to comfort-focused care. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Oct;75(10):2059-2071. doi: 10.1111/jan.13970. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Wilson DM, Errasti-Ibarrondo B, Rodríguez-Prat A. A Research Literature Review to Determine How Bereavement Programs Are Evaluated. Omega (Westport). 2019 Aug 20:30222819869492. doi: 10.1177/0030222819869492. [Epub ahead of print]


Ahluwalia SC, Chen C, Raaen L, Motala A, Walling AM, Chamberlin M, O'Hanlon C, Larkin J, Lorenz K, Akinniranye O, Hempel S. A Systematic Review in Support of the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, Fourth Edition. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec;56(6):831-870. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.09.008. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Sharpe KK, Noble C, Hiremagular B, Grealish L. Implementing an integrated pathway to care for the dying: is your organisation ready? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 Feb 2;24(2):70-78. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.2.70.


Mizuno A, Miyashita M, Hayashi A, Kawai F, Niwa K, Utsunomiya A, Kohsaka S, Kohno T, Yamamoto T, Takayama M, Anzai T. Potential palliative care quality indicators in heart disease patients: A review of the literature. J Cardiol. 2017 Oct;70(4):335-341. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2017.02.010. Epub 2017 Apr 17.

Walling AM, Ahluwalia SC, Wenger NS, Booth M, Roth CP, Lorenz K, Kanwal F, Dy S, Asch SM, Palliative Care Cirrhosis Quality Expert Panel. Palliative Care Quality Indicators for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease Due to Cirrhosis. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jan;62(1):84-92. doi: 10.1007/s10620-016-4339-3. Epub 2016 Nov 1.


Sheehan OC, Ritchie CS, Fathi R, Garrigues SK, Saliba D. Leff B. Development of Quality Indicators to Address Abuse and Neglect in Home-Based Primary Care and Palliative Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec;64(12):2577-2584. Epub 2016 Oct 27.


Kamal AH, Gradison M, Maguire JM, Taylor D, Abernethy AP. Quality measures for palliative care in patients with cancer: a systematic review. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Jul;10(4):281-7. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Lau BD, Aslakson RA, Wilson RF, Fawole OA, Apostol CC, Martinez KA, Vollenweider D, Bass EB, Dy SE. Methods for improving the quality of palliative care delivery: a systematic review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Mar;31(2):202-10.  Epub 2013 Mar 26.


De Roo ML, Leemans K, Claessen SJ, Cohen J, Pasman HR, Deliens L, Francke AL; EURO IMPACT. Quality indicators for palliative care: update of a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Oct;46(4):556-72. Epub 2013 Jun 26.

Fawole OA, Dy SM, Wilson RF, Lau BD, Martinez KA, Apostol CC, Vollenweider D, Bass EB, Aslakson RA. A systematic review of communication quality improvement interventions for patients with advanced and serious illness. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Apr;28(4):570-7. Epub 2012 Oct 26.


Dy SM, Aslakson R, Wilson RF, Fawole OA, Lau BD, Martinez KA, Vollenweider D, Apostol C, Bass EB. Improving health care and palliative care for advanced and serious illness. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Rockville, MD, October 2012. [No abstract available]

Raijmakers N, Galushko M, Domeisen F, Beccaro M, Lundh Hagelin C, Lindqvist O, Popa-Velea O, Romotzky V, Schuler S, Ellershaw J, Ostgathe C; OPCARE9. Quality indicators for care of cancer patients in their last days of life: literature update and experts' evaluation. J Palliat Med. 2012 Mar;15(3):308-16. Epub 2012 Feb 10.


van Soest-Poortvliet MC, van der Steen JT, Zimmerman S, Cohen LW, Munn J, Achterberg WP, Ribbe MW, de Vet HC. Measuring the quality of dying and quality of care when dying in long-term care settings: a qualitative content analysis of available instruments. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Dec;42(6):852-63.


Chan R, Webster J. End-of-life care pathways for improving outcomes in caring for the dying. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD008006.

Dietz I, Borasio GD, Schneider G, Jox RJ. Medical errors and patient safety in palliative care: a review of current literature. J Palliat Med. 2010 Dec;13(12):1469-74.

Hales S, Zimmermann C, Rodin G. The quality of dying and death: a systematic review of measures. Palliat Med. 2010 Mar;24(2):127-44. Epub 2010 Jan 19.

Mularski RA, Campbell ML, Asch SM, Reeve BB, Basch E, Maxwell TL, Hoverman JR, Cuny J, Clauser SB, Snyder C, Seow H, Wu AW, Dy S. A review of quality of care evaluation for the palliation of dyspnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar 15;181(6):534-8. Epub 2010 Jan 7.


Jocham HR, Dassen T, Widdershoven G, Halfens R. Evaluating palliative care - a review of the literature. Palliative Care: Research and Treatment. 2009 Mar 20;3:5-12.

Lorenz KA, Dy SM, Naeim A, Walling AM, Sanati H, Smith P, Shanman R, Roth CP, Asch SM. Quality measures for supportive cancer care: the Cancer Quality-ASSIST Project. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Jun;37(6):943-64. Epub 2009 Apr 8.

Pasman HR, Brandt HE, Deliens L, Francke AL. Quality indicators for palliative care: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Jul;38(1):145-156.


Hales S, Zimmermann C, Rodin G. The quality of dying and death. Arch Intern Med. 2008 May 12;168(9):912-8.


Dulko D. Audit and feedback as a clinical practice guideline implementation strategy: a model for acute care nurse practitioners. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2007;4(4):200-9. 

Lorenz KA, Rosenfeld K, Wenger N. Quality indicators for palliative and end-of-life care in vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Oct;55(suppl 2):S318-S26.  


Kehl KA. Moving toward peace: an analysis of the concept of a good death. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2006 Aug-Sep;23(4):277-86.


Howell D, Brazil K. Reaching common ground: a patient-family-based conceptual framework of quality EOL care. J Palliat Care. 2005 Spring;21(1):19-26.


Yabroff KR, Mandelblatt JS, Ingham J. The quality of medical care at the end-of-life in the USA: existing barriers and examples of process and outcome measures. Palliat Med. 2004 Apr;18(3):202-16.


Clarke EB, Curtis JR, Luce JM, Levy M, Danis M, Nelson J, Solomon MZ; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Critical Care End-Of-Life Peer Workgroup Members. Quality indicators for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2003 Sep;31(9):2255-62.

National Institute Of Clinical Studies (NICS). Institutional approaches to pain assessment and management. Prepared by the Health Technology Assessment Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide. 2003;111pp. [No Abstract Available]


Keay TJ, Fredman L, Taler GA, Datta S, Levenson SA. Indicators of quality medical care for the terminally ill in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994 Aug;42(8):853-60.

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