Improving Outpatient Palliative Care
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Improving Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting (IPAL-OP)
IPAL-OP, an initiative to improve palliative care in the outpatient setting, is designed to be a central repository for learning how to start an outpatient palliative care program. In this video, Michael Rabow, MD, of UCSF explains the need for this initiative.
Outpatient palliative care services are growing to meet the increasing demand to improve care for seriously ill patients across the continuum of health care settings. New models of integrating palliative care into clinics and home-based programs are emerging that represent exciting opportunities to move palliative care upstream. As health care professionals and their institutions work to adopt new models of care to meet the realities of national health reform, these new approaches to spread palliative care are ideally suited to help improve patient care quality.
IPAL-OP, an initiative to improve palliative care in the outpatient setting,is designed to offera central repository for learning how to start an outpatient palliative care program. IPAL-OP has amassed a collection of resources, tools and references from health care systems at the forefront of developing innovative outpatient palliative care services.
Support for IPAL-OP is provided by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. and the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).