Palliative Care Results in 1.7M Savings While Improving Outcomes

WHEN THE CEO, CFO, AND CNO LOOKED AT THE COST SAVINGS, THEIR FIRST QUESTION WAS, “IS THIS REAL?”

Today, more than two-thirds of hospitals with 50 beds or more have palliative care programs (Dumanovsky, T., Rachel, A., Rogers, M., et al., “The Growth of Palliative Care in U.S. Hospitals: A Status Report,” Journal of Palliative Medicine, Dec. 24, 2015.) In this interview, Vincent M. Obi, CPA, director, decision support, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Va., offers strategies for hospitals to measure the value of their palliative care programs.

 

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Leaders at Virginia Hospital Center offer strategies for hospitals that want to measure the value of their palliative care programs.
                     
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