Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care Embedded Consults and Patients Reached

Palliative Care is specialized medical care for individuals with serious illness at any age and any stage of illness. It can be provided alongside curative or life-prolonging therapies. Palliative Care providers seek to improve patient quality of life through symptom management, emotional support, advanced care planning, and enhanced communication between patients and their care teams about their individual values, preferences, and care goals in the setting of their illness. These services can be provided in the hospital, outpatient, and home-based settings. The Palliative and Supportive Care Department is dedicated to finding innovative ways to deliver high-quality palliative services to patients in need.

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New Palliative Medicine Consults for Embedded Blood and Marrow Transplant Patients

2020-2021

New Palliative Medicine Consults for Embedded Solid Tumor Oncology Patients

2020-2021

New Palliative Medicine Patients for Community Based Services

2020-2021

Total New Palliative Medicine Patients in Northeast Ohio

2020-2021

Inpatient Advance Directives Completion Rates

2020-2021

Advance directives are legal documents that provide written instructions about who should oversee a patients medical treatment and what their end-of-life wishes are in case they are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives include healthcare power of attorney and living wills. These documents allow patients to plan ahead with their medical team and loved ones.

Outpatient Advance Directives Completion Rates

2020-2021

Advance directives are legal documents that provide written instructions about who should oversee a patients medical treatment and what their end-of-life wishes are in case they are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives include healthcare power of attorney and living wills. These documents allow patients to plan ahead with their medical team and loved ones.