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Criteria for Identifying Patient Who Should Undergo Palliative Care Assessment

Purpose:

To identify a patient being admitted to the hospital who should have a palliative care assessment .

Specialty:

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Objective:

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

ICD-10:

Z51.5

Description:

Weissman and Meier listed criteria for performing a palliative care assessment on a patient being admitted to the hospital. The authors are from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

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