How prevalent are hospital-based palliative care programs? Status report and future directions.

@article{Pan2001HowPA,
  title={How prevalent are hospital-based palliative care programs? Status report and future directions.},
  author={Cynthia X Pan and Rolfe Sean Morrison and Diane E. Meier and Dana Natale and Suzanne L Goldhirsch and Peter Kralovec and Christine K. Cassel},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={315-24}
}
In the United States, the majority of deaths occur in the hospital but the dying process there is at best unsatisfactory and more likely inadequate for both patients and caregivers. The development of hospital-based palliative care programs (HBPCPs) can vastly improve inpatient end-of-life care. This study is the first to examine the prevalence and characteristics of HBPCPs in the United States, thus providing a snapshot of the characteristics of these HBPCPs. It also serves as a baseline and… CONTINUE READING

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