Early palliative care can cut hospital readmissions for cancer patients

22 octubre 2014

A new collaborative model in cancer care has reduced the rates at which patients were sent to intensive care or readmitted to the hospital after discharge. In the new treatment model, medical oncologists and palliative care physicians partnered in a «co-rounding» format to deliver cancer care for patients admitted to a solid tumor unit. The model fostered collaboration and communication between the specialists, who met several times a day to discuss patient care.