Determining acuity with CancerConnections

December 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2008, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p142
The article focuses on the use of a tool to measure patient acuity as an important element of the CancerConnections program at OhioHealth Cancer Services in Columbus. It notes that acuity monitoring is measured by adding the time and complexity at each interaction with patients which helps the program run smoothly since problems are avoided. A list of categories that receive a point including patient hospitalization and unexpected diagnosis of cancer is presented.


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