Identifying palliative care needs earlier in the course of disease significantly contributes to positive patient, family and system outcomes. Tools to Support Earlier Identification for Palliative Care supports providers and system-level leadership in earlier identification of patients who would benefit from palliative care.
The tools recommended in this document can:
- help providers determine when to introduce palliative care
- be integrated into all settings of care
- be integrated into digital platforms that support patient care
- help to promote the scale and spread of earlier palliative care
This document complements the Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework recommendations and aligns with the Quality Standard for Palliative Care.