Parsing Palliative Care and the Patient Experience

While 'palliative' literally means to cloak or conceal, healthcare is taking the wraps off this critical service in spite of provider resistance. A well-timed palliative care consult can enhance the patient experience and foster appropriate use of healthcare resources.

Parsing Palliative Care and the Patient Experience This HINfographic provides information on initial care consultations, Medicare metrics impacted by palliative care, palliative care teams, challenges of palliative care and more.

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The palliative care infographic is 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.

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