Palliative Care - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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Palliative Care outcomes

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.

CHOMP
Higher is better (January - June 2017)

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.

Better 95%

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.

Better 95%

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.

Better 100%

Aspire Health Plan

Montage Wellness Center