What financial impact might palliative care have in your hospital?
An Impact Calculator. An estimate of patient referral volume will be needed not only to calculate potential savings but also to model staffing requirements. What we provide here is a quick calculator to estimate the volume and financial impact of establishing a palliative care program.
While the resulting calculations are not predictive, they are representative of results
that other programs have experienced.
These calculations also do not set either an upper or lower limit to program performance; they are simply a starting point which can be further refined, based upon your own assumptions and experience.
Enter your own hospital statistics into the spaces provided. These statistics should be available from your hospital finance staff. For any items without data available, consider basing your estimates on the national averages provided.
Click the 'Calculate' button when finished.