Return on Investment
PCLC training and mentoring is an exciting and important undertaking—and it is one with critical returns on investment.
Quality palliative care programs significantly impact patient and clinician satisfaction measures, 30-day readmissions, and the total cost of care for patients in the last year of life. PCLC helps ensure these benefits.
In addition, Inpatient palliative care can save hospitals 9-25% of costs for each inpatient stay through a mixture of shorter length of stay and reduced cost per day. Community-based palliative care programs can save ACOs and health systems $2,000 - $4,000 per patient per month in expenditures for the final 1-3 months of life, after program costs are accounted for.
More than 1,200 teams have already attended a PCLC and have established high-impact programs.