Introduction PCOC aims to assist services to improve the quality of the palliative care they provide through the analysis and benchmarking of patient outcomes. In this, the twelfth PCOC report, data submitted for the July - December 2011 period are summarised and patient outcomes benchmarked to enable participating services to assess their performance and identify areas in which they may improve.
This report is broken into three sections:
Section 1 summarises each of the four major benchmark measures and subsets and presents national benchmarking results for these benchmarks
Section 2 presents additional analysis for each of the sixteen benchmarks
Section 3 provides descriptive analysis of the data items at each of the patient, episode and phase levels In each of the three sections, data and analysis for NSW is presented alongside the national figures for comparative purposes.
The national figures reflect all palliative care services who submitted data for the July - December 2011 period. A full list of these services can be found at www.pcoc.org.au