NEJM: Serious-Illness Care 2.0 — Meeting the Needs of Patients with Heart Failure
June 27, 2019 | By CAPC Staff
In the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Diane E. Meier and Haider J. Warraich discuss the underuse of palliative care for patients living with heart failure, despite this diagnosis being the most common cause of hospitalizations among elderly Americans. Benefits for this population are shared, as well as suggestions for integrating palliative care integration and delivery to help improve quality of life and functioning.
"We believe that there is a pressing need to integrate palliative care into conventional care for people with heart failure."