Sydney E. Morss Dy,
Physician Leader, Duffey Pain and Palliative Care Program, Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Hopkins Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Program: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/centers/palliative_care_pain/
My interests are in quality of care, safety, and decision-making research, particularly in patients with serious and terminal illness and with a focus in cancer. I am a co-developer of the Cancer Quality-ASSIST supportive care oncology quality measures and do a lot of quality measurement work in this and other fields. I am particularly interested in improving health systems and services in order to increase the appropriateness of technology and medication use. I am also interested in end-of-life health care policy, particularly with quality measurement. We do a lot of systematic literature reviews, primary data collection, analyses of secondary databases, and quality improvement.
Read the summary of our new Evidence-Based Practice Center report on the evidence for palliative care interventions:
and our Open-Access Annals of Internal Medicine supplement on patient safety strategies:
Other current and recent research projects include:
- Evaluating supportive oncology and end-of-life quality indicators in the Veterans Health Administration and in a large national cancer dataset;
- Developing and testing software to collect patient-reported outcome data in hospice and oncology care;
- Developing a framework for quality measurement in people with multiple chronic conditions;
- Evaluating the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Indicators;
- Evaluating the process-outcome relationship in quality of care;
- Evaluating electronic health record-based measures for overuse of technology.
I also do quality improvement work in the Cancer Center related to end-of-life and palliative care - including evaluating the use of technology and improving palliative care services.
Health Policy and Management, quality of care, quality improvement, quality measurement, quality indicators, palliative care, end of life care, pain, symptoms, hospice, oncology, communication, decision-making, patient safety, hospital, patient-reported outcomes, information technology, medications, comparative effectiveness, health services research, Medicare, systematic reviews, consensus processes, technology, cancer
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