Data collection comes to palliative care

October 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2011, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p118
The article discusses that since data collection came late into the palliative care specialty, its environment is still data "naïve." It mentions that palliative care and hospice are good at using patient and family satisfaction tools to see how they are doing, but there are number of problems to be addressed when it comes to data collection. Included are comments from Amy Abernethy director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program at Duke University in North Carolina.


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