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Number of Hospitalized Patients Referred per Calendar Year with projection for 2009
Projected number for 2009 is over 240
Performance Status* of Inpatients at First Consult in 2008
Scale 70 - 100
Scale 10 - 30
Scale 40 - 60
* Performance Status Scale assesses functional ability, and ranges from 0 (dead) to 100 ( normal)
Improved Symptom Management
0 = None
1 = Mild
2 = Moderate
3 = Severe
Proactive Palliative Care in the MICU: Study Results
Norton SA, Hogan LA, Holloway RG, Temkin-Greener H, Buckley MJ, Quill TE. Proactive palliative care in the medical intensive care unit: effects on length of stay for selected high-risk patients.Crit Care Med 2007; 35:1350-5.
Cost of Care at the End-of-Life Study Results Summary
Is Palliative Care at the End of Life Cost Saving? Poster Presentation at 2008 Academy Health Conference, unpublished.
I Pesis-Katz PhD; H Temkin-Greener, PhD MPH; T Quill, MD; S Ladwig, MPH; S Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP; N Lindenmuth, MD; and D Mukamel, PhD.
Aetna Foundation, “A Home-based Palliative Care Program for Patients with Advanced Cancer and Congestive Heart Failure." 7/05 – 6/08.
Robert Wood Johnson Grant, through the Medical College of Wisconsin to promote student education in Palliative Care, 2006 – 2010.
Physician’s Foundation for Health Systems Excellence. “Mindful Communication”. In collaboration with the NY Chapter of the American College of Physicians. 1/07 – 6/09
Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. A Curriculum in Mindful Practice to Promote Caring Attitudes and Professional Behavior of Medical Students and Residents.” 1/07 – 6/09.
Our program features a rigorous ACGME-certified fellowship training program with 2 fellows per year
Representative Plans and Opportunities
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for the new Sussman Palliative Care Unit on 4-1200
April 6, 2009
Evaluation of a required palliative care rotation for internal medicine residents.
Olden AM, Quill TE, Bordley D, Ladwig S. J Palliat Med. 2009 Feb;12(2):150-4.
A qualitative report of dual palliative care/ethics consultations: intersecting dilemmas and paradigmatic cases. Childers JW, Demme R, Greenlaw J, King DA, Quill T. J Clin Ethics. 2008 Fall;19(3):204-13.
Responding to a request for hastening death #159.
Quill T, Arnold RM. J Palliat Med. 2008 Oct;11(8):1152-3.
Evaluating requests for hastened death #156.
Quill T, Arnold RM. J Palliat Med. 2008 Oct;11(8):1151-2.
Physician-assisted death in the United States: are the existing
"last resorts" enough? Quill TE. Hastings Cent Rep. 2008 Sep-Oct;38(5):17-22.
Suicidal thoughts and actions in cancer patients: the time for exploration is now. Quill TE. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Oct 10;26(29):4705-7.