National Quality Forum seeks comment on end-of-life care

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking comment until Nov. 8 on its report: National Voluntary Consensus Standards: Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care: A Consensus Report.

A nonprofit that focuses on quality of life issues, NQF has a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a list of quality measures from which future measures for hospice public reporting will be selected. The report was developed by a 21-member steering committee.

The committee is looking for feedback on 14 items in these four categories:

  • pain management measures;
  • dyspnea management measures;
  • care preference measures;
  • and quality of care at the end of life measures

The draft report and other materials related to palliative and end-of-life care are available here. 

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