TABLE 2

Characteristics of Services Provided by Responding Hospitals

Service Characteristicsn%
Has a PPC service
 Yes11269.1
 No5030.9
Consultation service
 Yes9988.4
 No87.1
 Missing54.5
Consultation scope
 Entire hospital8676.8
 Only from certain units1311.6
 Missing1311.6
Age-specific palliative care service
 Prenatal6053.5
 Neonates10190.2
 Infants10694.6
 Children10593.8
 Adolescents10694.6
 Adults8374.1
Dedicated palliative care beds or suite1311.6
Who can initiate consultation
 Physicians9685.7
 Nurses4943.8
 Social workers4842.9
 Chaplains4237.5
 Patients or families5044.6
Hospice
 Relationship with 1 or more hospices8180.2
 Hospital or health system has own hospice1312.9
 Palliative care and hospice function together76.9
Outpatient services
 Home visits3329.5
 Outpatient clinic2118.8
 Patients seen in 1 or more clinics6759.8
 Outpatient phone support6860.7
 Home-based palliative care1210.7
 No outpatient services2421.4
Bereavement services
 Memorial services8777.7
 Routine follow-up8475.0
 Support groups4742.0
 Individual counseling3531.3
 No bereavement service43.6
 Other1816.1
Has sought or is seeking Joint Commission certification3531.3