2017 Poster Sessions

Early Palliative Care Consultation Decreases LOS

Study objectives: A growing body of literature proves that early Palliative Care (PC) interventions benefit patients, families, and hospitals. We sought to understand the effect PC consultation has on length ...

Early PC Consults Reduce LOS and Hospital Charges

Our study found that early palliative care consults in the inpatient hospital setting resulted in reducing length of stay as well as hospital costs. The benefits of early palliative care ...

Filling the Gap with Community PC at EOL: Year One

Background: Patients with complex medical conditions experience reduced continuity of care in the community due to lack of palliative care services. In Southwest Indiana, palliative care (PC) in the community ...

How to Ease Clinicians in Capturing Quality Data Every Day

Background: Prospective quality measurement is critical to the delivery of high quality palliative care and value-based payment.The foundational work of Measuring What Matters (Kamal AH, et al. Adherence to Measuring ...

Impact of home-based palliative care on patients with HF

Objectives: •Describe an interdisciplinary home-based palliative care (HBPC) pilot program for patients with advanced heart failure (HF).•Evaluate the pilot’s impact on participants’ subsequent hospital utilization, establishment of advance directives, and ...

Palliative Care at UT Southwestern: Impact and Savings

Background: Without an understanding of the cost savings that result from palliative care, it is difficult to incentivize hospitals to invest in a dedicated palliative care team. The purpose of ...

Palliative Care in the Rural Vacuum

Palliative medicine consultation is associated with improved quality of life with reduced length of hospital stay and health care expense. Palliative medicine services are increasingly available in urban hospitals or ...

Quality Care at the End of Life: the PHAIM Approach

Background: The success of inpatient palliative medicine has highlighted the need for palliative care across the continuum of care. The development of community based non-hospice palliative care can extend the ...

The Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance: Data Summary

The Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance is a group of 28 academic, community, and private palliative care organizations with the goal of furthering best practices within palliative care. In order ...

Until the End: A Retrospective Review of Mortality

A patient who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is 10 to 20% more likely to die. After mechanical ventilation, the chances of death within a year ranges ...

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