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
Cross-discipline initiatives are key.
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.
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Speakers at the recent National Palliative Care Summit discussed strategies for changing and improving Americans' perceptions of palliative care.
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.
Early palliative care improves quality of life in patients with metastatic lung cancer | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
AHRQ releases data on preventable heart failure hospitalizations
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.
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.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.