Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the hospital-based palliative care program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Abstract

23 Background: The objectives of the study were to determine whether a Palliative Care Unit (PCU) provides benefits not just from a cost perspective, but from a patient and caregiver quality of life (QOL) perspective. METHODS (1) Calculate the total costs of the PCU; (2) Leverage a threshold analysis to estimate the Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALYs… (More)
DOI: 10.1200/jco.2016.34.7_suppl.23

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