Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center (Taussig) Outcomes
Institute Quality Initiatives
Timely Referrals to Hospice Services
Although the use of hospice and other palliative care services at the end of life has increased, many patients are enrolled in hospice for 3 days or less before their death, which limits the benefit they may gain from these services. Patients enrolled in hospice experienced increased survival times along with a reduction in resource use such as aggressive end-of-life care and hospital admissions; benefits that increased the longer patients are enrolled in hospice.
Patients in Hospice for Duration Greater Than 3 Days Before Death