Would you be surprised if a patient of yours died within the next 6 months?
Meaningful conversations between providers and their patients about appropriate care choices can lead to better outcomes. Evidence-based medicine is more than just using clinically proven procedures: it is equally important to decide what not to do. When having a dialogue with patients about their care goals when they have a terminal illness, it is helpful to have criteria about hospice guidelines to augment your clinical judgment. The Guideline for Hospice Admission (shown as tabs below) has some helpful tips and descriptions about the benchmarks commonly used when determining eligibility for hospice. Informational visits are available for your patients and can take place at home or in a hospital setting.
Other Provider Resources
For more provider resources contact our office at (360) 814-5550
Provider of the Quarter
Each quarter we are honoring a provider or department for their commitment to Hospice of the Northwest and the care of the patients we serve.
This month we are honoring the Skagit Valley Hospital Diagnostic Imaging team.
Thank you for your dedication!