Building the Business Case for Ambulatory PC Clinic

Topic: Palliative Care Models by Setting


This poster summarizes our efforts to devise a sustainable business plan for an outpatient palliative care clinic housed in Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute.  We will share what we’ve learned in 3 key areas: 1) Structuring the clinic, 2) Choosing metrics, and 3) Working with our organization and with payors. Preliminary analysis of metastatic cancer patients shows lower per patient hospital costs in the last 6 months of life for outpatient palliative care clinic patients than for a control group. 


  • Linda L. Blakely, MS
  • Research Assistant
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • 3181 SW Sam Jackson Rd
  • Portland, OR
  • (503) 805-7817


  • Brad Cota, MBA
  • Brie N. Noble BS
  • Erik Fromme, MD, MCR, FAAHPM
  • Erin Watson, BS, RHIA, CTR
  • Melissa Alvarado, BS, CTR

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