Reports produced by PCOC help inform service, policy and program developments in palliative care
The information collected in PCOC reports represent the real-life outcomes of tens of thousands of people who die every year, and the commitment of the services and individuals who collaborate to improve these outcomes. This makes the reports valuable resources to help drive quality improvements in care, and to inform service, policy and program developments. The reports are used by staff within services, and by local, state and national providers of palliative care.
Patient outcomes reports
Patient outcome reports help drive improvements in outcomes in patients and families and palliative care service innovation.
Profile reports help identify the profile of those in the care of services, who may benefit from palliative care, and changes in their needs over time. They provide a high-level profile of thousands of patients who received palliative care during the last six-month period, and had their pain, symptom, family / carer and psychological / spiritual problems assessed as part of routine clinical care.
Special feature reports
Special feature reports provide a summary of 12-monthly snapshots of PCOC’s patient outcomes data collection. The reports include a summary of the achievements against PCOC benchmark measures. They also provide a demographic and clinical overview of the patients receiving care in the locality.
National trends-over-time report
The helicopter report (PDF) provides a high-level summary of key patient outcomes, and highlights the improvements achieved by participating palliative care services over the span of more than a decade.