Benefits and challenges in use of a standardized symptom assessment instrument in hospice.

@article{SchulmanGreen2010BenefitsAC,
  title={Benefits and challenges in use of a standardized symptom assessment instrument in hospice.},
  author={Dena J Schulman-Green and Emily J. Cherlin and Ruth McCorkle and Melissa D. Aldridge Carlson and Karen Beckman Pace and Janet E Neigh and Meliessa Hennessy and Rosemary Johnson-Hurzeler and Elizabeth H. Bradley},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          155-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hospices are now mandated to perform routine quality assessment under the final Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation, creating an opportunity to explore standardized approaches to monitoring hospice quality. OBJECTIVE We report hospice staff experiences using a standardized symptom assessment instrument, the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS), in a pilot study designed to develop and test quality measures on symptom management. Use of the ESAS illustrates the… CONTINUE READING

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