2015 Poster Sessions

Analysis of a Palliative Care Unit's Operational Metrics

North Shore University Hospital has a 10-bed palliative care unit (PCU) with up to six dedicated in-patient hospice beds. We conducted a retrospective review of operational metrics to provide better ...

Getting to Satisfaction: Collecting and Interpreting Referrer Satisfaction Data

Rainbow Kids Palliative Care Team covers all inpatient units 5 days a week and maintains phone contact with patients after discharge. Referrals are generated by the primary medical team caring ...

Impact of Supp Med on Symptom Management in IP setting

Symptom data from eight categories was analyzed for comparison of the severity of symptoms, from the time Supportive Medicine was consulted, until time of patient discharge. Symptom data from a ...

Initial Impact of Rural Community Palliative Care

A community palliative care program was initiated by a hospice in January 2014 in Rural St. Lawrence County. The palliative care team, consisting of a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, ...

Inpatient Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Allina Health Palliative Care staffs Inpatient Consult Teams at four metro hospitals in the Twin Cities, MN and one regional hospital in Shakopee. The teams are well established providing expert ...

Integration & Enculturation of a Palliative Care Program

Hospital Medicine Chaplaincy Social Work Background: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a 182 bed community hospital located in Fairfax, VA. In 2009 one provider began seeing patients using a Palliative ...

Late Life Care Approach Decreased Utilization and TCOC

Aim: Evaluate the effects of LifeCourse, a late life care approach, on healthcare utilization and total cost of care in a large healthcare delivery system. Data: 373 intervention and 201 ...

Making the Case: Data Collection Made Easy

Background: Palliative Care consultation improves quality and decreases hospital costs. Demonstrating the contribution of palliative care to stakeholders and administrators is challenging. Methods: Based on published metrics, we developed a ...

Mandatory vs Optional Fields for PC Quality Metrics in EMRs

To improve documentation of quality metrics a multidisciplinary team of clinicians designed new documentation templates in our electronic medical record (EMR) to capture key palliative care (PC) quality metrics. We ...

Outcomes data for a Healthcare System: Helping make the case for Palliative Care

The process and methodology of delivering outcomes data at a 12 hospital Healthcare System will be presented. Data from 7 hospitals on the same EMR will be shared. Common pitfalls, ...

Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Costs at End of Life

Study information: Net hospital costs in 2011 were tabulated for patients who died in the hospital, with length of stay of 4 days or greater, and who received palliative care ...

Patient and Caregiver Experience with Care

Aim: Assess experience in LifeCourse, a late-life supportive care intervention, using a new experience tool for patients and caregivers. Data and Analysis: Intervention sample with baseline and six-month data included ...

Patient and Caregiver Quality of Life

Question: Does participation in LifeCourse provide better Quality of Life (QOL) for late life patients with chronic conditions and their caregivers compared to usual care controls? Data: Intervention sample with ...

Proving the Financial Benefit- Inpatient Palliative Care

This poster session focus is based on proving the financial benefit of Health Systems funding Palliative Care Consult Teams within the walls of their hospitals. Community Health Network’s Palliative Care ...

The Impact of Palliative Care Decisions at Hospital Discharge on RA

This study describes the impact of early palliative care (PC) hospital consultation and the discharge plan of care on the rate of readmission (RA). Objectives: 1) compare RA rates and ...

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