Palliative care guidelines updated with increased focus on collaboration, communication | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The guidelines from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care focus on two main concepts: that palliative care is inclusive of all people with serious illness and that timely consideration of palliative care is the responsibility of
Palliative care, rapid response teams, and sepsis were a few of the topics covered at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 22nd annual National Forum.
Timely palliative care for inpatients with advanced cancer has cost-saving effect, study shows | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Providing earlier palliative care consultation to patients with advanced cancer significantly lowers direct costs of hospital care, according to a multicenter study.
A 72-year-old, 90-kg (198-lb) woman who lives in an assisted living facility is evaluated after 10 days in the intensive care unit. She was admitted with severe urosepsis... and other cases.
IHI forum covers palliative care access, sepsis treatment, rapid response teams | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Access to palliative care, sepsis mortality reduction and rapid response team effectiveness were a few of the quality of care issues addressed last week at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 22nd annual National Forum.
Speakers at the recent National Palliative Care Summit discussed strategies for changing and improving Americans' perceptions of palliative care.
Specialist palliative care services linked with small positive effect on quality of life | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The effect of palliative care on quality of life appeared to be more pronounced for patients with cancer and for those who received palliative care early, according to the review and meta-analysis.
Outcomes, whether life or death, should better reflect goals and values of patients, experts say.
Cross-discipline initiatives are key.
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