Center to Advance Palliative Care palliative care consultation service metrics: consensus recommendations

Title

Center to Advance Palliative Care palliative care consultation service metrics: consensus recommendations

Creator

Weissman DE; Meier DE; Spragens LH

Publisher

Journal Of Palliative Medicine

Date

2008

Subject

Humans; Palliative Care; referral and consultation; Consensus; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Length of Stay; Wisconsin; Demography; Palliative Care; Biometry; Community Health Centers; Essential Data Set

Description

The need to standardize the prospective collection and analysis of data has been a cornerstone of education and technical assistance provided by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). Data analysis is vital for strategic planning, quality improvement, and demonstration of program impact to hospital administrators, private funders, and policymakers. To develop a set of core measures, CAPC convened a consensus panel in 2008 to focus on the topic of operational metrics for consultation services. Operational metrics, as distinct from clinical, customer and financial metrics, describe the characteristics of patients seen on the consultation service, such as age, disease, location, referring service and disposition. The panel arrived at 12 metric domains, all but one of which can be used for either internal programmatic use or for external comparisons of service characteristics/impact between different hospitals. In an effort to ensure access to reliably high-quality palliative care data throughout the nation, hospital palliative care consultation teams are encouraged to collect and report outcomes for each of the twelve metric domains described here.
2008-12

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1294-1298

Issue

10

Volume

11

Citation

Weissman DE; Meier DE; Spragens LH, “Center to Advance Palliative Care palliative care consultation service metrics: consensus recommendations,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 15, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14257.

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