Pivotal Palliative Care Articles

CAPC has curated the following important articles to help support palliative care standardization and best practices.

Operational Articles

Center to Advance Palliative Care Palliative Care Clinical Care and Customer Satisfaction Metrics Consensus Recommendations

Center to Advance Palliative Care Palliative Care Consultation Service Metrics: Consensus Recommendations

Center to Advance Palliative Care Inpatient Unit Operational Metrics: Consensus Recommendations

Identifying Patients in Need of a Palliative Care Assessment in the Hospital Setting: A Consensus Report from the Center to Advance Palliative Care

Operational Features for Hospital Palliative Care Programs: Consensus Recommendations

Research Articles

Advancing a Comprehensive Cancer Care Agenda for Children and Their Families: Institute of Medicine Workshop Highlights and Next Steps

Benefits of Early Versus Delayed Palliative Care to Informal Family Caregivers of Patients With Advanced Cancer: Outcomes From the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial

Components of Early Outpatient Palliative Care Consultation in Patients with Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Cost Savings Associated with US Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Programs Study

Early Palliative Care in Advanced Lung Cancer: A Qualitative Study (Subscription Required)

Early Palliative Care in Patients with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Education, implementation, and policy barriers to greater integration of palliative care: A literature review

Estimate of Current Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician Workforce Shortage

Impact of Staffing on Access to Palliative Care in U.S. Hospitals

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report Call for Transformation of Care for the Seriously Ill

Integrating Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology: Evidence for an Evolving Paradigm for Comprehensive Cancer Care

Overall Survival Results of a Trial Assessing Patient-Reported Outcomes for Symptom Monitoring During Routine Cancer Treatment

The Growth of Palliative Care in U.S. Hospitals: A Status Report

Palliative Care Consultation Teams Cut Hospital Costs for Medicaid Beneficiaries (Subscription Required)

Variability in Access to Hospital Palliative Care in the United States


Health Affairs Blog Series

Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy thought and research, is currently producing a periodic blog series on palliative care, health policy and health reform. Posts include adapted essays from the book, Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, edited by CAPC Director Dr. Diane E. Meier and Dr. Amy Kelley. The book describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the era of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and health care institutions.

Read the articles in this ongoing series:

Building A Quality Of Life National Movement: Igniting Advocacy To Integrate Palliative Care In Our US Health System

Effective Public Engagement To Improve Palliative Care For Serious Illness

Palliative Care: Continued Progress But Gaps Remain

Implementing A Care Planning System: How To Fix The Most Pervasive Errors In Health Care

Improving Access To High Quality Hospice Care: What Is The Optimal Path?

Whose Costs Are Saved When Palliative Care Saves Costs?

Disparities In Access To Palliative Care

Family Caregiving And Palliative Care: Closing The Policy Gap

Palliative Care: A New Direction For Education And Training

Narrative Matters, The Next Chapter: Amy Berman Reflects On ‘Living Life In My Own Way’

‘I Don’t Want Jenny To Think I’m Abandoning Her’: Views On Overtreatment

When Less Is More: Issues Of Overuse In Health Care

The Manifest Destinies Of Managed Care And Palliative Care

Good Palliative Care Requires Good Long Term Care: A Medicare Strategy To Strengthen Both

Care Delivery And Coordination In The Accountable Care Environment

Measuring Quality of Care for Older Adults With Serious Illness

Advanced Care Model Honors Dignity, Integrates Health System For Seriously Ill People And Loved Ones

Integrating Palliative Care Into Nursing Homes: Challenges And Opportunities


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