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Early palliative care did not improve quality of life in cancer surgery patients

The trial randomly assigned participants scheduled for intra-abdominal cancer operations to receive either usual care or an intervention including preoperative consultation with palliative care specialists and postoperative inpatient and outpatient palliative care follow-up for 90 days.
24 May 2023

Palliative care for a pandemic

In a recent interview, Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, described how palliative care expertise and resources are, and can be, applied to the current crisis.
8 Apr 2020

Perspectives Examples

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Automated alert increased documented goals-of-care conversations

Emailing primary hospital team members about their older or seriously ill patients' current code status with suggested language about goals of care had a particularly large effect on whether these conversations occurred with patients of minoritized race or ethnicity, a trial found.
31 May 2023

Hospital-based palliative care may reduce ICU use

Implementation of palliative care services versus no implementation was associated with a 10% reduction in ICU use during terminal hospitalizations, a study found.
15 Jan 2020

Patients increasingly discharged alive from inpatient palliative care, referred to home or outpatient programs

Cancer was still the most common primary diagnosis in those receiving inpatient palliative care, but other diagnoses are becoming more common, according to a retrospective analysis from 2013 to 2017.
11 Dec 2019

Expanding the reach of palliative care

Telehealth is facilitating the growth of end-of-life services in rural areas.
15 Feb 2020

EHR-based mortality prediction model may help identify patients for palliative care

One hospital's electronic health record (EHR) automatically calculated a score predicting risk for death within six months for medical patients on a hospitalist service, and those with a score of 0.30 or greater were deemed eligible for a palliative care consult.
24 Jul 2019

Palliative care for a pandemic

COVID-19 increased the need for expertise in communication and palliation of symptoms.
15 May 2020

Palliative care guidelines updated with increased focus on collaboration, communication

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 all who care for the seriously ill.
7 Nov 2018

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