Infographic: Decision-Making in Cancer Care

Friday, March 6th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Cancer patients should be involved with decisions about their care and should understand the goals of treatment and prognosis of their disease, according to a new infographic by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

The infographic examines the current state of prognosis and end-of-life care discussions.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Palliative CareWhile the word ‘palliative’ literally means to cloak or conceal, healthcare is taking the wraps off this critical service — in spite of provider resistance. Recent data increasingly supports the thesis that a well-timed palliative care consult can enhance the patient experience and foster appropriate use of healthcare resources.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Palliative Care 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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