Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration

The Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) is the national evidence hub on patients' daily pain and symptom outcomes in Australia.

Outcome information on more than 250,000 people is used to assess the effectiveness of palliative care over the last decade.

The information produced by PCOC is used by clinicians and by local, state and national providers of palliative care to continually improve care for patients and their families.

Information for patients, carers, families & the general public

Information for PCOC services, clinicians & researchers

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

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If you need further information contact PCOC on 02 4221 5092

Notice Board

New and updated Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS) Form (English - colour version)

New and updated Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS) Form (English - black and white version)

Palliative care and choices at end of life — recent media coverage and lecture

Information for patients about Australian palliative care

Key messages on Australian palliative care