Utilization of Lean Six Sigma Methodology Palliative Care

Topic: Measuring Impact and Value


Utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodology, we were able to determine the financial value of the "feeder" benefit of the Palliative Care program to the Hospice Care business division. Specifically, to identify the % palliative care conversions (palliative care consults that convert to hospice admissions) required to "break even" or reduce palliative care business unit deficit.



  • Charles L Suggs, M.D.
  • Kathleen Postiglione, MBA, BSN, CHC

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