Palliative care is used when the patient is beginning to die.
Palliative care is used to help manage the symptoms that often accompany COPD.
Hospice nurses must be involved to provide palliative care in a cancer patient.
Patient must be enrolled into the Medicare Hospice Benefit to receive palliative care.
Integrate into chronic disease management sooner rather than later.
Enroll the patient into the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
Ensure that the patient has a 6-month prognosis.
Reserve this type of care until the patient is actively dying.
"Palliative care is designed to promote comfort."
"Palliative care is designed to reduce disease exacerbations."
"Palliative care is designed to decrease acute care hospital admissions."
"Palliative care is designed to promote a cure for chronic disease."
The number of aging Americans living with chronic disease.
The number of patients entering into hospice programs.
The number of cancer patients receiving supportive care.
Reduced length of stay in hospice care.