Search Tag: palliative care

Executive Health Management

Should Poor End-of-Life Care Still Get Accreditation?

2016 03 Oct

In 2013 65 percent of hospitals with a minimum of 50 beds confirmed that they had a palliative care programme. Hospitals with in excess of 300 beds reported that the figure jumped to 90 percent says a Healthcare Finance News report.   While most hospitals do offer palliative care for people with serious illnesses to mange pain, symptoms and... Read more

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Doctors Need Training in Care of Dying

2015 14 Sep

According to two experts on palliative care, the recent guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on care of the dying provides evidence but not much help at the bedside.  Jonathan Koffman and Katherine Sleeman, from the Cicely Saunders Institute in London said in an interview at the London Science Centre,... Read more

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Early Provision of Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Costs

2015 12 Jun

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , early palliative care for hospitalised patients with advanced cancer can result in lower hospital costs. The findings of the study are in line with existing evidence that indicates the benefits of enhanced quality of medical care as well lower costs that can be derived from early... Read more

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Improved Emergency Care Could Reduce Hospital Admissions

2015 08 May

According to a three-year analysis by researchers at Mount Sinai, applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to intensive care units and could possibly extend lives and reduce Medicare costs. The research is to be published in Health Affairs . The data indicates that over half... Read more