Hospice organizations' role in health care improvement

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Hospice organizations must understand and plan for their position in the proposed and ongoing changes in health care delivery in the United States. This paper proposes that hospice organizations shift their thinking about their role in the health care system. Hospices may view their work as processes which are impacted by many entities within the system of care; measure the outcomes of this work against the needs of patients, families and health care providers; and work to continually improve care. Aspects of this approach, and its implications for hospice organizations, are described. Using this new understanding, hospice organizations can both broaden their impact on care for larger numbers of dying patients, and position themselves to move forward within that system as the financial base and structure of health care change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthics in Hospice Care
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges to Hospice Values in a Changing Health Care Environment
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315809823
ISBN (Print)9780789003287
StatePublished - Oct 24 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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