Administering Palliative Care
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
March 26, 2014Vol. IV Issue 12

Administering Palliative Care

Administering Palliative Care This Week's Challenge: Nearly 68 percent of respondents to the Healthcare Intelligence Network's first annual Palliative Care survey in February 2014 said they administer palliative care in an inpatient (inpt.) setting. We wanted to see where else palliative care is administered.

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What We Learned: HIN's industry survey on palliative care documented the efforts made in palliative care among over 220 healthcare companies, including how candidates are identified for palliative care, who is part of the palliative care team, and much more. According to respondents, the top five places palliative care is administered are:

  • Inpatient: 67.9 percent

  • Patient's home: 54.1 percent

  • Outpatient/clinic: 39.4 percent

  • Extended Care Facility: 31.2 percent

  • Nursing home: 30.3 percent

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2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Palliative Care

Excerpted from 2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Palliative Care, which documents emerging trends in palliative care at 223 healthcare organizations, from the timing for initial palliative care consults to individuals on the palliative care team to the impact this specialized care is having on healthcare utilization and the patient experience two critical markers of healthcare performance.

© 2014 Healthcare Performance Benchmarks by Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Editor: Jackie Lyons,;
Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

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