The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Harry R. Horvitz Palliative Care Center

@article{Goldstein2005TheCC,
  title={The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Harry R. Horvitz Palliative Care Center},
  author={P. Goldstein and Decland and Lois U. Horvitz},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={329-333}
}
In 1994, the Harry R. Horvitz Palliative Care Center opened as a dedicated inpatient palliative care unit within a comprehensive Palliative Care Program in the United States. The program is designated by the World Health Organization as a national and international demonstration project in the provision of palliative care. The mission of the program and the inpatient unit is to provide excellent care for patients with advanced cancer and their families throughout the illness and during… Expand
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