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End of Life Care

Assessment Tools For Palliative Care


  • PI:                Sydney Dy, MD, MSc
  • Funder:       Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Status:         Results published

The aim of this project was to evaluate the evidence base for palliative care assessment tools. Based on a conceptual framework and evidence map, this project summarizes the evidence for use of palliative care assessment tools for three purposes: (i) palliative and hospice care clinical practice, (ii) quality measurement, and (iii) evaluation of palliative care interventions.


Aslakson RA, Dy SM, Wilson RF, Waldfogel J, Zhang A, Isenberg SR, Blair A, Sixon J, Lorenz KA, Robinson KA. Patient- and Caregiver-Reported Assessment Tools for Palliative Care: Summary of the 2017 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Technical Brief. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Dec;54(6):961-972.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.022. Epub 2017 Aug 15. 

Assessment Tools for Palliative Care. Technical Brief, No. 30 Investigators: Rebecca Aslakson, Sydney M Dy, Renee F Wilson, Julie M Waldfogel, Allen Zhang, Sarina R Isenberg, Alex Blair, Joshua Sixon, and Karen A Robinson. Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2017 May. Report No.: 17-EHC007-EF.