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Palliative care is a holistic approach to care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering. It includes means of early identification, assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. CHOMP has been awarded an Advanced Certification in Palliative Care by The Joint Commission.
There are currently no standard benchmarks for this data, but as they become available, we will include.
Pain screening Percent of patients who are screened for the presence or absence of pain and how severe it is during their first visit by palliative care so that timely treatment is provided that is right for them.
Screening for Difficult Breathing (Dyspnea) Percent of patients who are screened for the presence or absence of difficult breathing and how severe it is so that timely treatment is provided that’s right for them.
Treatment Preferences Discharge Document Percent of patients for whom a document with information on treatment choices and goals of care is completed and is sent with them to next care setting.
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