Study: AI Increases Utilization of Palliative Care Services in a Real-World Setting

Results demonstrate how prescriptive intelligence can help drive down healthcare costs and improve end-of-life care.

68% of deceased cancer patients are never referred to palliative care. AI-powered prescriptive insights are changing that, helping oncologists know when it’s the right time to refer patients for palliative care.

A recent study published by JCO Oncology Practice found that Jvion’s clinical AI helped oncologists at Northwest Medical Specialties better predict short-term mortality, resulting in a nearly two-fold increase in palliative care consults and a 12-fold increase in hospice referrals within two years.

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Get the Facts on Palliative Care:
  • Patients receiving palliative care have better quality of life, fewer depressive symptoms and live almost 3 months longer.1 
  • Timely palliative care referrals can save health systems $6,887 per patient.2
  • Approximately 6 million people in the U.S. could benefit from palliative care.3

1 Temel, J. S., Greer, J. A., Muzikansky, A., Gallagher, E. R., Admane, S., Jackson, V. A., Dablin, C. M., Blinderman, C. D., Jacobsen, J., Pirl, W. F., Billings, J. A., & Lynch, T. J. (201). Early palliative care for patients with metastatic Non-Small-Cell lung cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 363(8), 733-742. https://doi.org/10.1056/nejmoa1000678
2 Scibetta C, Kerr K, Mcguire J, et al. The costs of waiting: implications of the timing of palliative care consultation among a cohort of decedents at a comprehensive cancer center. J Palliat Med. 2016; 19:69-75.
3  Center to Advance Palliative Care. (2014). Palliative Care Facts and Stats. https://media.capc.org/filer_public/68/bc/68bc93c7-14ad-4741-9830-8691729618d0/capc_press-kit.pdf.

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