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F. Burns "NSW trends in palliative care patient care outcomes. Improvements over time: where to from here?", NSW State Palliative Care Conference, Menzies Hotel, Sydney, 22-24 Oct 2014, (2014)

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NSW State Palliative Care Conference


[extract] Within a changing health care system it is vital for palliative care services to be able to demonstrate what we do over time. The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) has been a key driver in providing evidence based patient care outcomes. This is being achieved through, the use of standardised clinical assessment tools to measure patient outcomes, patient/carer periodic surveys, and benchmarking workshops. Currently in Australia there are 115 palliative care services participating in PCOC, of these, 23 are NSW inpatient services.