Palliative care hardwired into hospital system

October 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2011, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p115
The article discusses a screening tool developed at St. John Providence Health System in Michigan in collaboration with Duke University's Institute on Care at the End of Life, for palliative care needs in their hospital system. It states that this trigger tool is used to screen all patients during admission and explores the palliative care triggers. Included are comments from Elizabeth DiStefano, coordinator of palliative care services for the hospital.


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