Top news from the palliative care field and beyond, summarized for quick review.

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New at CAPC: June 2021

Learn about new tools and resources on capc.org.

ED Admission Triggers for Palliative Care Consultation May Decrease LOS and Costs

Study finds that upstream palliative care consultation is associated with reduced hospital LOS and costs, compared to "usual practice".

NASEM Releases 'The Future of Nursing 2020-2030' with Focus on Health Equity

Report explores how to better support nursing capacity and expertise, to ultimately achieve greater health equity.

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Prioritization of Pediatric Palliative Care Field-Advancement Activities: Results of a National Survey

Brief report identifies action items more likely to have a beneficial impact on moving pediatric palliative care forward in the US.

Early Palliative Care Associated with Reduced ED Utilization in Pancreatic Cancer

Study finds connection between early palliative care encounters and fewer emergency department (ED) visits and charges.

Growing Signals for a Serious Illness Medicare Payment Model

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation team member publicly acknowledges interest in palliative care.

New at CAPC: June 2021

Learn about new tools and resources on capc.org.

Delirium Screening Tools Validated in the Context of Palliative Care: A Systematic Review

Authors identify and provide overview of 14 unique delirium screening tools for palliative care clinicians, for the selection and initiation of screening practices.

ED Admission Triggers for Palliative Care Consultation May Decrease LOS and Costs

Study finds that upstream palliative care consultation is associated with reduced hospital LOS and costs, compared to "usual practice".

Patterns of Material Hardship and Food Insecurity Among Older Adults During the Pandemic

Report examines the effects of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, showing that 1 in 3 older adults experienced hardship.

New at CAPC: May 2021

Learn about new tools and resources on capc.org.

National Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force Issues Inaugural Edition of Newsletter

Learn how the task force is working to enhance and increase access to high-quality pediatric palliative care.

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