Early, integrated palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life and reduce utilization in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As health systems shift to risk-based payment structures, palliative care will play an increasing role in improving value of care outside of the hospital. Based on successful models of community-based palliative care, we identify six principles – interdisciplinary team-based care; 24/7 access and responsiveness; concurrent palliative care with disease-directed treatment; targeting services to high-risk patients; integrated medical and social supports; and caregiver support – that are widely implemented because of their impact on improving value for seriously ill individuals.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Mar 2017|