Proof is in the outcomes: change in practice through PCOC (Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration)
Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) is a national voluntary quality program to introduce standardised clinical assessment tools in palliative care in order to benchmark patient outcomes. It is funded under the National Palliative Care Program and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Since its inception in 2005, PCOC has increased awareness of outcome measurement to support care planning, service development and quality activities. Currently there are 102 palliative care services across Australia participating in this program.