Fast Response is Key to Partnering with the Emergency Department

Meier, Diane E.; Beresford, Larry
June 2007
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Jun2007, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p641
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effective cooperation between palliative care services and the emergency department (ED) of hospitals in providing patients care. It stresses that the expanded relationships with palliative care have the potential to improve the quality of care offered to patients and reduce their length of hospital stay. It also stresses that the palliative care service's ability to respond to ED needs in real time is vital in this cooperative work.


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