The growth of palliative care in the United States.

  title={The growth of palliative care in the United States.},
  author={Mark T. Hughes and Thomas James Smith},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
Palliative care has been one of the most rapidly growing fields of health care in the United States in the past decade. The benefits of palliative care have now been shown in multiple clinical trials, with increased patient and provider satisfaction, equal or better symptom control, more discernment of and honoring choices about place of death, fewer and less intensive hospital admissions in the last month of life, less anxiety and depression, less caregiver distress, and cost savings. The cost… CONTINUE READING
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