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.
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.
So, doc, am I gonna die?". Identifying "teachable moments" for patients is an important part of quality care.
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.
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.
This issue looks at improving transfers between hospitals, providing palliative care to rural patients, and more. ... Few rural hospitals have palliative care specialists, but telemedicine is beginning to fill that gap.
Pain and other symptoms (including anxiety, nausea, and dyspnea) were common and improved significantly while patients were receiving inpatient palliative care. ... The observed improvements in symptoms indicate that palliative care succeeded in
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 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