Doctor next to Patient in Bed.

Objective 21: Improve availability of palliative care services.

STRATEGIES

21.1 Support collaborative learning ventures among partners that help establish new palliative care programs.

21.2 Increase the number of health professionals who are trained in palliative care.

21.3 Promote systems change to integrate palliative care practice guidelines (such as the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement or National Comprehensive Cancer Network) into routine cancer care.

21.4 Increase the number of health professionals who are trained in pediatric palliative care.

MEASURES


Number of nurses who report palliative care as a specialtyi

TARGET
75
BASELINE
53

Number of board certified palliative medicine physiciansii

TARGET
30

BASELINE
23

Number of pediatricians who are board certified in hospice and palliative medicineiii

TARGET
2

BASELINE
1

i. MDH, Offi ce of Rural Health and Primary Care. Workforces Analyses Program, analyses by Minnesota Department of Health, 2010.
ii. MDH, Offi ce of Rural Health and Primary Care and the Minnesota Board of Medical Practices. Analyses by MDH, 2010.
iii. MDH, Offi ce of Rural Health and Primary Care and the Minnesota Board of Medical Practices. Analyses by MDH, 2010.