The quality of patient care that hospices provide to patients and families can vary. Hospice Compare reports information on hospices across the nation and allows patients, family members, and health care providers to get a snapshot of the quality of care each hospice provides. You can compare hospices based on a national survey that rates family members’ experiences with hospice care or on important indicators of quality, like the percentage of patients checked for pain or who are asked about their preferences for life-sustaining treatment.
Since its launch in August 2017, 7 NQF-endorsed Hospice Item System quality measures are reported on Hospice Compare. In August 2019 Hospice Compare was updated to include hospice provider performance scores on the Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent three-day measure. Reporting on CAHPS Survey Results (8 measures) commenced in February 2018.
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