Palliative CareVisualizing patient acuity trend supports palliative care consult process

PeraHealth solutions enable care providers and families to visualize patient acuity trend during current hospital stay as well as from prior hospital stays. Understanding current and historical acuity trend aides care providers during the palliative care consult process.

As we looked at the Rothman Index, we found we were able to use it as a prognostication tool for palliative care.
Rebecca Gagne-Henderson, APRN, ACHPN, PhDcPalliative Care Program Manager, Yale-New Haven Health Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus

Associated Publications

  • Using the Rothman Index and Length of Stay as a Trigger for Palliative Care in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Step-Down Units

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