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The SARP Method for Triaging Patients for Hospice Admission

Purpose:

To use the SARP (seniority, acuity, risk, political significance) method to help triage patients for hospice admission.

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Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, end-of-life, palliative care

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Description:

The SARP (Seniority, Acuity, Risk, Political Significance) Method can be used to help triage admissions into a hospice. The goal is for the process to appear fair, rational and consistent rather than arbitrary. The author is from the Hospice of Central New York.

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