Recognizing the Importance of Early Palliative Care Referrals Is Essential to Patient Care

In an interview with Pharmacy Times at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2022 Annual Meeting, Ajeet Gajra, MD, MBBS, FACP, discussed research that found that utilizing an augmented intelligence-based system can improve the timeliness of referrals to palliative care and hospice services in community oncology environments.

Can you discuss the importance of timely referrals to palliative care and hospice services?

Ajeet Gajra, MD, MBBS, FACP: Timely referrals to palliative and hospice care close to end-of-life are considered a quality benchmark in oncology. So, our own society, ASCO, through their QOPI program, have established that there are ASCO guidelines,

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