Publication Details

S. Allingham, S. Burns, J. Connolly, M. Kaltner, L. Foskett, S. Clapham, B. Daveson, K. Eagar & PCOC, A profile of patients receiving palliative care in Victoria for July – December 2019 (Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, 2020).


The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) is a national program that aims to improve the quality and outcomes of palliative care in Australia. This is achieved via a standardised clinical language that supports a national data collection. This report provides a high level profile of 8,032 patients who received palliative care in Victoria during July to December 2019 and had their pain, symptom, family / carer and psychological / spiritual issues assessed as part of routine clinical care.