Statewide efforts in promoting palliative care.

  title={Statewide efforts in promoting palliative care.},
  author={Rose Virani and Pam Malloy and Betty Ferrell and Kathe Kelly},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={11 7},
BACKGROUND In 2002, Means to a Better End: A Report of Dying in America Today, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) report, was issued that included grades for each state on their ability to provide end-of-life care. Most states, including California, rated as mediocre and the report called for extensive efforts at a state level to improve the quality of palliative care. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to describe implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive statewide effort to… CONTINUE READING