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The Palliative Care-Promoting Access and Improvement of the Cancer Experience (PC-PAICE) Project in India: A Multisite International Quality Improvement Collaborative

Karl A Lorenz, Jake Mickelsen, Nandini Vallath, Sushma Bhatnagar, Odette Spruyt, Michael Rabow, Meera Agar, Sydney M Dy, Karen Anderson, Jayita Deodhar, Leela Digamurti, Gayatri Palat, Spandana Rayala, MM Sunilkumar, Vidya Viswanath, Jyothi Jayan Warrier, Sarbani Gosh-Laskar, Stephanie M Harman, Karleen F Giannitrapani, Anchal Satija Show all

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021


Mentors at seven U.S. and Australian academic institutions initially partnered with seven leading Indian academic palliative care and cancer centers in 2017 to undertake a program combining remote and in-person mentorship, didactic instruction, and project-based learning in quality improvement (QI). From its inception in 2017 to 2020, the Palliative Care-Promoting Accesst and Improvement of the Cancer Experience Program conducted three cohorts for capacity building of 22 Indian palliative care and cancer programs. Indian leadership established a Mumbai QI training hub in 2019 with philanthropic support. In 2020, the project which is now named Enable Quality, Improve Patient care - India (EQu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

EQuIP, India is supported by a grant from the Tata Trusts. The Tata Trusts had no role in the writing or submission of this publication.The PC-PAICE Project was supported by kind contributions from Stanford Healthcare and Stanford University (for electronic resources, administrative support); with the volunteer time and effort of team members in India, the U.S., and Australia; the Tata Trusts funded Year 3 of the collaborative (renamed EQuIP-India) and its integration within the Indian NCG.