Using Palliative Care Assessment Tools to Influence and Enhance Clinical Practice

Deborah Rawlings, K Hendry, S Mylne, M Banfield, P Yates

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    Abstract

    The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration focuses on supporting palliative care services in Australia to measure service- and patient-level outcomes, and to use these data to drive continuous quality improvement. The introduction of a suite of clinical assessment tools nationally has resulted in important enhancements to care provision at individual service level. Improved communication, enhanced assessment of patient needs, and improved identification of triggers for the need to change care plans or for referral have resulted from this change.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)139-145
    Number of pages7
    JournalHome Healthcare Nurse
    Volume29
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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