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Wysham NG, Hochman MJ, Wolf SP
Performance of consultative palliative care model in achieving quality metrics in the ICU.
The purpose of this paper was to assess adherence to proposed quality metrics of ICU-based palliative care by palliative care specialists. The authors found that palliative care consultations in an ICU setting are characterized by variable adherence to candidate ICU palliative care quality metrics. Although symptom management was the foremost reason for palliative care consultation, consultants infrequently documented symptom assessments. The consultants performed better in offering spiritual support and managing documented symptoms.
Citation: Wysham NG, Hochman MJ, Wolf SP . Performance of consultative palliative care model in achieving quality metrics in the ICU. J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 Dec;52(6):873-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.05.026.
Keywords: Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Palliative Care, Quality of Care, Quality Measures