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When the Care Is as Burdensome as the Condition – Article on Patient Priorities Care from Next Avenue

Date posted: May 24, 2019

In a new article from Next Avenue, Dr. Tinetti describes the treatment burden faced by patients with multiple chronic conditions, and how the Patient Priorities Care approach can address this important issue.

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New! Patient Priorities Care Online Curriculum provides clinicians with the tools and support for identifying and incorporating what matters most to individual patients into clinical decision making

Date posted: May 15, 2019

We’re excited to launch a free, online training to help clinicians participate in this approach to care. This training prepares members of the healthcare team to identify patient’s health priorities and address strategies and challenges of implementing the Patient Priorities Care approach. Clinicians who treat older adults with multiple chronic conditions will find the training useful for their practice, and we encourage all healthcare team members to take the training and implement Patient Priorities Care strategies.

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New Publication: Perspectives of Patients in Identifying Their Values‐Based Health Priorities

Date posted: March 7, 2019

This manuscript from Dr. Shelli Feder and the Patient Priorities Care team discusses the Patient Health Priorities Identification (PHPI) process, and reveals that patients found the PHPI process valuable in identifying actionable health priorities and healthcare goals leading to enhanced knowledge, activation, and communication regarding their healthcare.

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In a new opinion piece published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Mary Tinetti and Co-authors discuss Caring for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions.

Date posted: Feb 6, 2018

In the last 15 years there has been an increase in people with multimorbidity and the medications used to treat them. Although there has been some progress, many limitations still exist in the care of older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Clinicians should take into consideration the burden of patients’ medication regimen and align care with patients’ priorities.

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New Publication: Framework for Decision-making for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Executive Summary of Action Steps for the AGS Guiding Principles on the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity

Date posted: Feb 6, 2018

Recently published Action Steps from Drs. Boyd, Tinetti and team outline a framework for decision-making for older adults with multiple chronic conditions that ofers a process for decision-making that is tailored to a patient’s outcome goals, health trajectory, and healthcare preferences.

Identifying what patients care about the most: A Podcast with Aanand Naik

Date posted: December 10, 2018

Hear from Dr. Naik a key piece of the Patient Priorities Care approach:  how do we identify what patients care about the most (i.e their values), and what their healthcare should be about (their health outcome goals).

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Two new Patient Priorities Care manuscripts published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Date posted: October 4, 2018

In two publications in JAGS, lead authors Dr. Naik and Dr. Blaum show how Patient Priorities Care helps patients and clinicians identify patients’ health priorities and align care with patients’ priorities in a clinically feasibly approach to health care.

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation working to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care

Date posted: May 9, 2018

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation promotes resources, including Patient Priorities Care, to help clinicians, patients and family caregivers focus on what matters most.

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Offering care that improves patients' and clinicians' experiences

Date posted: April 13, 2018

In a guest commentary in Modern Healthcare,  Dr. Mary Tinetti shares how the Patient Priorities Care approach helps older patients with multiple chronic conditions achieve the health outcomes they most desire, while reducing fragmentation and frustration among their clinicians.

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Patient Priorities Care Research Agenda White Paper: Results of Multi-stakeholder Engagement

Date posted: April 3, 2018

A White Paper describing the results of a Patient Priorities Care Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to translate disease specific care to patient priorities-directed care for people with multiple chronic conditions

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Patient Priorities Care in Practice

Date posted: March 6, 2018

A new video shows how Patient Priorities Care works in a real clinical setting by documenting the experience of Sue R., a patient participating in the pilot project at the ProHealth primary care clinic in Connecticut.

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Precision Medicine and Aging Have This in Common

Date posted: September 1, 2017

In an interview with Nautilus, Dr. Mary Tinetti explains why Patient Priorities Care matters: “When [patients] have multiple issues in their lives that are important, what the clinician or specialist focuses in on may not be what’s important to that individual. You could help one health problem, but make others worse.”

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How to Find a Great Doctor

Date posted: September 1, 2017

In an article for AARP Bulletin, Dr. Mary Tinetti shares advice for achieving a patient-doctor relationship that prioritizes “what matters most to the patient.”

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Cardiologist Confessions: My Journey to Patient Priorities Care

Date posted: May 16, 2017

In a post for AgingHearts, an informational site for the emerging discipline of Geriatric Cardiology, Dr. Fred Masoudi observes: “When listening to older people talk about their experiences, it was clear that cardiovascular disease wasn’t always the most important issue.”

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