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Palliative Care = Supportive Care. NOT synonymous with end of life care. Palliative Care…. “ is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided together with curative treatment. ”. VALUE OF EARLIER PALLIATIVE CARE. Clinical

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palliative care supportive care

Palliative Care = Supportive Care

NOT synonymous with end of life care

palliative care
Palliative Care…..
  • “is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided together with curative treatment.”
value of earlier palliative care
VALUE OF EARLIER PALLIATIVE CARE
  • Clinical
    • Better symptom control- ↑ Quality of Life
    • ↑ Understanding of prognosis & Treatment goals
  • Economic
    • ↓ Overall Rx costs by ~ 33% per patient
  • Political
    • More legislative initiatives prioritizeQof L and survivorship
early specialty palliative care translating data in oncology

Early Specialty Palliative Care –Translating Data in Oncology

Ravi B. Parikh, A.B., Rebecca A. Kirch, J.D., Thomas J. Smith, M.D., and Jennifer S. Temel, MD

N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2347-2351 / December 12, 2013. DOI: 10. NEJMsb1305469

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