Impact of Palliative Care on Hospice

08/09/18 at 10:00 AM by Cordt Kassner

Title: Impact of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of End-of-Life Care and Downstream Acute and Post-acute Care Utilization.

Summary: California Kasier-based authors examined the impact of inpatient palliative care on the quality of end-of-life care and downstream utilization. They found patients receiving inpatient palliative care where more likely to enroll in home-based palliative care or hospice (69% vs. 43%), and were less likely to die in a hospital (15% vs. 29%) or intensive care (2% vs. 9%) compared to controls.

Authors: Peter S. Khang, MD; Susan E. Wang, MD; In-Lu Amy Liu, MS; Heather L. Watson, MBA; Sandra Y. Koyama, MD; Dan N. Huynh, MD; Janet S. Lee, MS; and Huong Q. Nguyen, PhD RN.

Source: Journal of Palliative Medicine, XX:XX, 2018;

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