Implementation of a hospital-based palliative care program appeared to modestly decrease intensive care unit (ICU) use during terminal hospitalizations. ... Eighty-three hospitals that had palliative care programs during the entire study period were
palliative care concepts, clarifying goals of care, and developing joint plans of care earlier.”. ... Planning for discharge is a major challenge of implementing a palliative care program, said Ms.
So, doc, am I gonna die?". Identifying "teachable moments" for patients is an important part of quality care.
of palliative care is the responsibility of all who care for the seriously ill. ... The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care released the fourth edition of its clinical practice guidelines last week.
The following four cases and commentary address palliative care. They are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).. ... Correct answer: D. Palliative care. Palliative care is the most appropriate treatment for this patient
A palliative care team saw 256 of the patients, and the other 713 received usual care. ... Lab costs were significantly reduced irrespective of treatment timing, with a greater effect for earlier palliative care treatment.
Spragens, president of Spragens & Associates and Amber B. Jones, a consultant with the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). ... Current systems are often fragmented, partly because clinicians tend to equate palliative care with hospice and resist
for core palliative care tools; and optimize palliative care for patients with cancer. ... Still, every time you look at palliative care, over and over again, it saves money.
Competing demands on ICU clinician effort, without adequate reward for palliative care excellence. ... Failure to apply effective approaches for system or culture change to improve palliative care.
A mortality prediction model built into the electronic health record (EHR) may help target palliative care in seriously ill hospitalized patients, a new study found. ... Documentation of advance care planning increased by 38%, and referrals to palliative