Hospice News May 26, 2023
Holly Vossel

As services evolve in the palliative care field, providers may be facing tough questions around quality.

Quality can be difficult to both define and measure among the varied forms of palliative business and care models currently in use.

Currently, no standardized quality measures are in place for palliative care. One of the toughest questions percolating in the space is how providers can assess their performance, according to Dr. Christopher Comfort, president and CEO of Calvary Hospital. The New York-based acute care hospital focuses almost exclusively on palliative and hospice care.

In the varied and dynamic climate of palliative care, transparently outlining the scope of what is and is not included in an organization’s services is a crucial step towards setting...

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