Hospice is designed to provide support to patients and caregivers who are facing a life-limiting illness, such as advanced cancer. The main philosophy of hospice is to ensure that patients live in ways that are most valuable and meaningful for them. Thus, hospice care has been shown to improve quality of life for patients at the end of life. Medical oncology practices have partnered with hospices from across Michigan with the goal of increasing enrollment to hospice care. Several projects have been identified for implementation in each MOQC region under this initiative, with support from the MOQC Coordinating Center.
- Tools for starting conversations about hospice care with patients and caregivers
- Performance data, including hospice reports for disseminating to team
- Supportive care coverage guidelines for palliative radiation and blood transfusion treatments
- Education about hospice for clinicians
- under development
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