The Effectiveness and Value of Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has developed an evidence report on palliative care in the outpatient setting. The objective of this review was to synthesize evidence describing the relative effectiveness of outpatient palliative care relative to “usual care, its drivers, and associated costs.” The report focuses on higher-quality comparative studies of outpatient palliative care interventions delivered in the United States or Canada, and incorporates elements directed at both physical and psychosocial patient care, including multidisciplinary care teams, palliative care specialists, patients and families, education, advanced care planning, and monthly-in person office visits. Click here to view this comprehensive report.

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