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Palliative care phase

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term647046
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Not progressed 03/11/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 03/11/2016
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The palliative care phase refers to a distinct clinical period which reflects the stage of the patient's illness. Palliative care phase provides a good indication of the type of care required by a palliative care patient.

An episode of admitted patient palliative care may comprise of a single phase or multiple phases, depending on changes in the patient's condition. Phases are not sequential and a patient may move back and forth between phases within the one episode of admitted patient palliative care.

The palliative care phases are stable, unstable, deteriorating, terminal and bereavement.

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Palliative care phase is a common assessment measure recorded for episodes of admitted patient palliative care. Palliative care is care in which the clinical intent or treatment goal is primarily quality of life for a patient with an active, progressive disease with little or no prospect of cure. It is usually evidenced by an interdisciplinary assessment and/or management of the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient; and a grief and bereavement support service for the patient and their carers/family.

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Reference documents:Help on this term

Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration Assessment Toolkit. Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration, University of Wollongong, Wollongong. Viewed 19 September 2012, http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/@pcoc/
documents/doc/uow129133.pdf

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Has been superseded by Palliative care phase Health, Standard 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/01/2018

Supersedes Palliative care phase Health, Standard 11/04/2014, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 03/11/2016

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Recorded 04/08/2016

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 17/07/2018

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase Health, Not progressed 17/07/2017
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 03/11/2016

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase, code N Health, Not progressed 17/07/2017
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 03/11/2016

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care end date Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care start date Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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