Despite an increase in hospitals with palliative care, geography and hospital type play a role in availability.

In a recent Journal of Palliative Medicine Special Report by Maggie Rogers, et al. demonstrate that the availability of palliative care in US hospitals is determined by where patients live, and the type of hospital they are admitted to. The authors outline disparities in access to quality palliative care, provide possible explanations, and offer ways to close gaps in the availability of hospital palliative care.

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