Palliative Care Measure Menu

Kathleen Kerr, Consultant, Kerr Healthcare Analytics
Brian Cassel
Lewis Broome, PC -Insights


Measuring quality in palliative care (PC) is important, but can be challenging. Because PC has a broad and far-reaching scope, there are literally hundreds of metrics that might be used to assess quality. Some metrics require data that are difficult or impossible for a given program or organization to obtain. Not all metrics are appropriate for every type of service or every patient population.

Designed for palliative care leaders, quality professionals, and administrators, the Palliative Care Measure Menu simplifies the task of reviewing possible measures, enabling users to quickly and efficiently select a feasible, balanced portfolio of measures that mirror the scope and focus of a given PC program.

To begin, download and review the Brief Tutorial and the Instructions documents.