Raise Your Palliative Care IQ

Hospitals are trying to overcome the economic and emotional hurdles of developing palliative programs. "When you net out all the cost savings, it's kind of cost neutral. It doesn't wind up costing a lot of money," says one advocate.

2 comments on "Raise Your Palliative Care IQ"
stefani daniels (4/21/2013 at 8:03 AM)

That palliative care suffers from branding is a given - that's why many hospitals are using the term 'supportive care' to describe the team of providers to help a patient cope with chronic conditions.
J.L. Regan (4/18/2013 at 2:53 PM)

Unless the hospital owns a hospice, why even mess with looking at costs. Healthcare Systems seem to think they are the only players in the game. They own one of everything and only refer to entities they do own in part or total. The mass majority of private post-acute providers in this country do a much better job of taking care of patients than the hospital owned providers. The real problem is trying to get a referral when the patient is dismissed. They forget about the Federal Law of patient choice...........


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