Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine (Medical Oncology), has been selected to serve on the National Quality Forum's Standing Committee for Palliative and End of Life Care.
The forum seeks to identify and endorse performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that address palliative care and end-of-life care. The project seeks measures addressing various aspects of palliative and end of life care, including, but not limited to, measures that assess physical, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care, access to and timeliness of care, patient and family experience with care, patient and family engagement, care planning, avoidance of unnecessary hospital or emergency department admissions, appropriateness of care, cost of care, and caregiver support.
Dr. Kamal is part of a multi-stakeholder committee that will evaluate measures and make recommendations. Members of the committee possess knowledge, experience, and/or proficiency in healthcare performance measurement and/or relevant expertise associated with palliative and end-of-life care across various settings. Read more.
Kamal is the Physician Quality and Outcomes Officer for Duke Cancer Institute and has an appointment in Duke Palliative Care.