Identifying Candidates for Palliative Care
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
May 7, 2014Vol. IV Issue 18

Identifying Candidates for Palliative Care

Identifying Candidates for Palliative Care This Week's Challenge: Approximately 78 percent of respondents to the Healthcare Intelligence Network's first annual Palliative Care survey in February 2014 said they use physician referrals to identify candidates for palliative care. We wanted to see how else organizations identify candidates for palliative care.

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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 the challenges in implementing palliative care, composition of the palliative care team, and much more. According to respondents, the top five ways to identify candidates for palliative care include:

  • Physician (phys.) referrals: 78.2 percent
  • Case management (mgmt.) assessment (assess.): 59.7 percent
  • Member/patient (pt.) referrals: 42.7 percent
  • Diagnoses set: 32.3 percent
  • Prediction (predict.) algorithm: 11.3 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 more than 220 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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