Positive Quality Interventions Help Optimize Drug Therapy and Patient Outcomes
PQIs are concise, peer-reviewed clinical guidance documents which promote higher quality patient care. By providing quality standards and best practices around a specific aspect of cancer care, PQIs equip the healthcare professional with a sophisticated yet simple-to-use resource. The PQI tool enables the healthcare team to deliver better care through increased speed to therapy, improved symptom management, reduced cost and hospitalization and improved persistence and adherence.
The treatment and management of oncology patients on oral drug therapy is continually changing and evolving. The growing complexity creates a need for healthcare professionals to have a quick resource to turn to for drug therapy management information. The medically integrated pharmacy team is in a unique position to ensure appropriate treatment, increase compliance, and maximize outcomes. Positive Quality Interventions (PQIs), an NCODA Quality Standard, are designed to operationalize and standardize those practices to achieve these positive clinical outcomes. We welcome other professionals to join the PQI Committee and contribute relevant topics and potential authors to this growing body of knowledge and, in that way, better serve all patients living with cancer.