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Tools for Making the Case
Palliative Care Case Studies – PCC4U – PEPA
The evidence is clear: palliative care improves quality of life for patients—and quality outcomes for health care organizations—resulting in consistent reductions in the costs of care. Designed to help make the case with organization leaders, health plans, colleagues, and community partners, the materials in this toolkit can be used to make the case for palliative care investment in your setting. To help estimate the value of your hospital palliative care program, try our interactive Hospital Impact Calculator. Market-tested definition of palliative care and quality guidelines for a palliative care program in any care setting. Definition of palliative care and how it improves quality of life for patients living with a serious illness, and their families. One-page infographic to introduce your organization leaders, referrers, and health plans to the quality, satisfaction, and utilization improvements resulting from palliative care. Key messages for health system leaders, applicable across settings.
Awareness and Misperceptions of Hospice and Palliative Care: A Population-Based Survey Study
October To see a complete list of Milbank reports, click here. Lyckholm, Patrick Coyne, and Thomas J. Meier, Jane Morris, and R. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. BIDMC should make a major institutional commitment to creating a comprehensive, first-class Palliative Care Program that will be attractive to clinicians, patients, and families.
She is a GP, clinical commissioner and educationalist who has also worked as a speciality doctor in palliative medicine for seven years. In Catherine's case study, a deteriorating elderly patient wants to die at home with his wife. Read Catherine's case study.