Professor Richard Harding presented at the Singapore Hospice Council Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum on 23 October. His seminar was entitled 'Patient reported outcomes for clinical use, quality improvement & research: opportunities and challenges'. It gave an overview on the importance of measuring outcomes in hospice and palliative care, and how they are being used to drive up quality and show added value in palliative care around the world.
Credit: Singapore Hospice Council
The seminar looked at addressing what matters most to the patients and make a difference when providing holistic care to the patients and their families. Outcomes in palliative care differ from many other health fields - and may be more difficult to capture as they are so subjective.
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