HINfographic: Parsing Palliative Care and the Patient Experience

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

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.

Seventy percent of healthcare organizations have a palliative care program, according to a new infographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. This HINfographic provides information on initial care consultations, Medicare metrics impacted by palliative care, palliative care teams, challenges of palliative care and more.

Parsing Palliative Care and the Patient Experience

 title= You may also be interested in this related resource: 2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Palliative Care. This 40-page report documents emerging trends in palliative care at more than 200 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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