Hospice Qualifying Symptomatology for ALS Patients
A single page list of symptoms that may be present in ALS patients, a combination of which would qualify the patient for hospice referral.
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment Tools
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
This tool aids the clinician in assessing the patient's qualifications for support from hospice.
hospice, decision-making, care plan, symptom assessment, ALS
To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.
Produced by the ALS Workgroup.
To view this tool:
ALS Appendix B, p 15 ( PDF 835 KB / 62 pages)
Posted March 10, 2005
Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document
# ALS01, type:clinical_assessment
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.