Integration of Palliative Care in PCMH Primary Care Offices – Project 3.g.i

Overview

Palliative Care focuses on providing patients living with serious illness relief from symptoms, pain, and stress – whatever the diagnosis. To help improve quality of life for both the patient and their family, Palliative Care is provided by a team of nurses, doctors, other specialists, community and spiritual supports, where appropriate, working together with the patient’s care team.

According to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), at least 12 million adults are living with a serious illness. An overwhelming majority of those living with a serious illness are neither dying nor hospitalized, but are receiving care over months or years. In fact this group make up the 5% of patients driving over 50% of all healthcare spending.

The primary objective of this project was to establish and strengthen relationships between palliative care providers and primary care practices and integrate those services and supports into primary care practices.

Download Project Evaluation White Paper for Integration of Palliative Care in PCMH Primary Care Offices – Project 3.g.i.