Early palliative care fails to improve QOL in advanced heart failure
August 3, 2020
“My first reaction is disappointment. We had hoped to see the ENABLE program, which had been successful in cancer, translate to the heart failure setting.”
Psychiatry trainees drive COVID-19 palliative care in New York
July 21, 2020
The team managed 16 cases a day during the peak of New York's COVID-19 outbreak, operating on a rotating schedule of one to three shifts weekly.
With life in the balance, a pediatric palliative care program expands its work to adults
May 8, 2020
“It brings up feelings like I had after 9/11 – a unified approach to surviving this as people, as a community, the idea that ‘we will get through this,’ ” said Dr. Frederick J. Kaskel.
Call for volunteers for palliative care in COVID-19
April 16, 2020
NYC Health + Hospitals needs volunteers trained in palliative care to help patients remotely via telemedicine.
Experts bring clarity to end of life difficulties
December 5, 2019
Confusing situations sometimes arise when treating patients near the end of their lives.
Storytelling tool can assist elderly in the ICU
November 12, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO – A graphic-based framework tool helps track best-and worst-case scenarios for elderly patients in the ICU.
Early palliative care consult decreases in-hospital mortality
October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – More discharges to hospice, and more health care surrogates chosen, when palliative care consultation occurs within 24 hours of ICU admission
Palliative care programs continue growth in U.S. hospitals
September 27, 2019
Almost three-quarters of hospitals have a program, but “geography is destiny” for patients.
More Medicare beneficiaries receiving hospice care services than in previous years
April 16, 2019
For patients with Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage, what are the trends regarding where they die and the type of health care received around the time of death?
Advance care planning codes not being used
March 14, 2019
Few physicians are taking advantage of Medicare payment codes that reimburse them for discussing end-of-life planning with patients.