Self-Reported California Hospital Palliative Care Program Composition, Certification, and Staffing Level Are Associated with Lower End-of-Life Medicare Utilization.

BACKGROUND California hospitals report palliative care (PC) program characteristics to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), but the significance of this information is unknown. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine whether self-reported California hospital PC program characteristics are associated with lower end… CONTINUE READING