Hospice / Palliative Care (RPP PAL)
Topic of the practice
Good Practice Information
The first ideas to hospice/palliative care was launched in 1998 with the aim to build up fixed hospice departments in nursing homes and mobile hospice teams. Overall target is to help patients to stay in their homely environment as long as possible without unnecessary hospitalisation and to support their relatives by home care. It also targets to improve the economic benefit through development of an integrated palliative supply all over the country. This is reached through prevention of inpatient treatment and reduction of unnecessary diagnostics. Therefore a discharge of existing structures of general supply should be achieved.
Evidence of success
Age neutral. Through establishment of mobile palliative teams patients can stay at home don’t have to go to the hospital. This contributes to a discharge of the hospital structures (also fnancial) and helps patients to stay their last days at home.
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Annex completed on: 11-13-2012