Staffing, Budgeting, and Business Planning
A sustainable palliative care program depends upon making realistic assumptions about staff capacity and patient volumes. Use this toolkit to translate program operational and service decisions into a budget and business plan, and also to consider the financial implications of program design and operations decisions.
What’s in the Toolkit
Hospital-Based Program Staffing and Budget
Budget templates and guidance for hospital-based palliative care programs.
A comprehensive profile of hospital palliative care programs participating in the National Palliative Care Registry™ from 2009 to 2015. Highlights national trends to promote standardization and improve the quality of hospital palliative care.
Annotated budget worksheet that can be customized based on your program's patient, service, and staffing assumptions.
Building a budget and a business plan for the inpatient program. Includes business planning tools.
Training and a template for creating a business plan for your inpatient service.
Join this Virtual Office to discuss hospital palliative care program start-up, or scaling a new or established inpatient program.
Community-Based Program Staffing and Budgeting
Budget templates and guidance for community-based palliative care programs.
Staffing models and benchmarks used by home-based programs.
Guidance on dosing interventions allocating visit frequency based on patient risk.
Customizable workbook for community-based programs to create cost projections and key financial stats.
Qualitative explanation of budgeting and finding opportunities for cost-efficiency.
Building a budget and a business plan for the community-based program. Includes business planning tools.
This Virtual Office Hour covers business planning for new or growing palliative care programs across settings.