Palliative care survey: call to clinicians

Monday, 21 September, 2020

Palliative care survey: call to clinicians

To better understand the use of palliative care prognostic (predictive) tools in healthcare services in Australia, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is calling on clinicians to complete the Palliative Care Prognostic Tools Survey between 1 October and 31 October 2020.

Together with the Australian Government Department of Health, the Commission is working to deliver the National Palliative Care Strategy 2018, which prioritises the need for early planning and referral to palliative care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses.

The survey seeks to:

  • determine the types of tools used by clinicians in all settings to identify patients nearing end of life who may have a need for advance care planning discussions and referral for palliative care
  • determine the extent these tools are used within different settings
  • explore the facilitators and barriers for using the tool.

The Commission encourages all clinicians to complete the survey at

The survey will be open from 1 October to 31 October 2020.

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