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Objective 22: Increase utilization of hospice care.

STRATEGIES

22.1 Increase education and training of health care providers on end-of-life care.

22.2 Increase the number of primary care providers receiving continuing medical education about hospice care.

22.3 Increase percentage of nurses (APN, RN, LPN, etc.) receiving hospice training.

22.4 Work with member organizations to do targeted outreach and education about the benefits of hospice.

MEASURES


Percentage of Minnesota Medicare recipients with a cancer diagnosis who die in hospicei

TARGET
85.0 %
BASELINE
79.0 %

Median length of stay in hospice care among cancer patientsi

TARGET
27 Days

BASELINE
23 Days

Percentage of hospice stays that are seven days or less among cancer patientsi

TARGET
20.0 %

BASELINE
25.0 %

i. Kassner, Cordt. Unpublished data. Hospice analytics, 2009: http://hospiceanalytics.com.