Making the Case for Community-based Palliative Care: Identify the Need and Present the ROI
Guest Contributor: Kathy Brandt
I hear it from administrators and clinicians across the country, “how do I show my CEO/executive team/board that community-based palliative care is worth the investment of time and resources?” The answer… identify the need and present the return on investment that is important to your audience.
Unlike hospital-based palliative care, finding the data to demonstrate the need is hard to come by unless you have access to data through a payer or a health system. However it is possible for providers to utilize publically available data to demonstrate the potential return on investment of a community-based palliative care program.