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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.

Palliative care

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 with a member of the palliative care team. The screening is done by palliative care so that timely, personalized treatment is provided.

Pending benchmark 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 during their first visit with a member of the palliative care team. The screening is done by palliative care so that timely, personalized treatment is provided.

Pending benchmark 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%

Montage Health

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Montage Health Foundation

Montage Medical Group

Montage Wellness Center

Aspire Health Plan

Central Coast Health Connect

Community Health Innovations