Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer
Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
Palliative Care consultations and interventions will increase on Med E services for patients with advanced cancer by July 2016. The primary outcome, treatment preferences, will increase from 32 to 48%.
- Improved frequency of goals of care communication for patients with Stage IV cancer from 29% to 48% of admissions
- Increased Palliative Care consultation from 18% to 33% of patients, and those with Palliative Care consultation were less likely to be re-admitted in 30 days (12% vs 21%)
- Awarded a Lineberger 2-year grant to extend this work into outpatient Palliative and Supportive Care
- Two manuscripts in revisions for the Journal of Palliative Medicine