Goal 1: Person- and Family-Centered Care
Strategy 1.1: High-Quality, Compassionate, Person-Focused Care: Provide clinical programs that deliver high-quality, compassionate, effective care centered on the needs of individuals and families.
- Full system integration of the POLST (Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) form.
- Patient DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) requests are honored in the Intensive Care Units.
- Ensure that the palliative care service is referred appropriately and in a timely manner.
Strategy 1.3: Robust Primary Care: Pursue community-wide solutions to ensure care to the communities and populations that we serve.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has the following standards:
- Enhance Access and Continuity
- Identify and Manage Patient Populations
- Plan and Manage Care
- Provide Self-Care Support and Community Resources
- Track and Coordinate Care
- Measure and Improve Performance
- Multidisciplinary care team directed by a provider
- Ensure that pediatric patients in the UC Davis Health System Primary Care Medical Home are provided uninterrupted primary case as they transition to health system adult primary and specialty care clinics. Update: Pediatric Transition Clinic began in March 2013.
- Expand and explore affiliations and partnerships to provide additional educational opportunities with the health system.
- Expand and explore affiliations and partnerships to provide additional educational opportunities in the community.
- Mammogram tool improves some breast cancer detection but also increases false alarms
- Women with advanced vascular disease have more complications but not common risks
- Highest percentage of UC Davis School of Medicine graduates in a decade pursue primary care residencies
- Large study finds that physician gender does not affect patient-care costs or mortality
- Cake marks end of therapy for pediatric cancer patient