Case Management

Palliative care takes center stage

Case Management Insider, February 3, 2015

When many people think of palliative care they think of care designed to increase comfort at the end of someone’s life. However, the truth is palliative care can be so much more.
 
Today, more and more doctors are using palliative care to ease chronic pain for many types of patients—including younger ones—living with chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis or diseases, such as certain types of curable cancers. Today, 80% of 50-bed plus hospitals have palliative care programs and case managers might want to consider using them from patients they wouldn’t have thought of in the past.
 
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