Palliative care services: solutions for better patient care

Categories: Policy.

The American Hospital Association’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative, in collaboration with the Center to Advance Palliative Care, has published a free guide with outlines the benefits associated with providing palliative care, and the steps required to start or expand a palliative care programme.

The resource also includes recommendations on what hospital programmes should provide metrics for measuring the impact of hospital palliative care and signposts to other resources.

This resource is aimed primarily at hospitals and healthcare leaders in the USA, and therefore it will need to be adapted to local situations. ‘Palliative care services: solutions for better patient care and today’s health care delivery challenges’ can be downloaded from the Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence website.