Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration

Evidence based improvement of patient outcomes

About PCOC

Find out more about the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration

PCOC Workshops

Find out about PCOC workshops and future events

Toolkit for Services

The toolkit supports organisations and services to embed the PCOC program within their routine practice

Assessment Tools

Access information, definitions and education resources on the five clinical assessment tools


Download the PCOC assessment and episode forms for use in community, inpatient, and hospital consult settings

Patient Outcome Reports

Read about patient outcomes in palliative care in our bi-annual national, state and trends reports

PCOC Data Set

Find out more about the information PCOC collects

National Outcome Measures & Benchmarks

Learn more about the national outcome measures and benchmarks

Submitting data to PCOC

Everything you need to know about PCOC data submission

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Answers to FAQs about PCOC generally, patient outcome reports and data quality reports


Review published evidence about PCOC including journal articles and reports

Benchmarking Workshops

Find out more about PCOC Benchmarking Workshops

  PCOC is a national palliative care project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health

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PCOC TRENDS IN PATIENT OUTCOMES REPORT – Palliative Care in Australia 2010-2015 

Australian Delirium Clinical Care StandardsReleased 15 July 2016

Physical Symptoms at the Time of Dying Was DiagnosedJ Pall Med

Breathlessness During the Last Week of Life in Palliative CareJ Pain Symptom Manage

Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS)Now translated in 14 languages