Interprofessional Rounds Improve Timing of Appropriate Palliative Care Consultation on a Hospitalist Service.

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Despite known benefits, palliative care (PC) consultation for hospitalized patients remains underutilized. The objective was to improve frequency and timeliness of appropriate inpatient PC consultation. On 2 of 11 hospitalist teams, a PC representative attended discharge rounds twice a week. Control teams' discharge rounds were unenhanced. Subjects were all… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1062860618768069

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