Healthcare Finance News - "Palliative Care In Hospitals Continues Rapid Growth For 10th Straight Year"

Palliative care in U.S. hospitals increases for 10 straight years.

New York, NY
 – July 14, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Palliative care in U.S. hospitals has increased for the 10th consecutive year, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)."Palliative care teams are transforming the care of serious illness in this country because they address the fragmentation of the healthcare system and put control and choice back in the hands of the patient and family," said Diane E. Meier, MD director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, which is affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "Hospitals today recognize that palliative care is the key to delivering better quality, coordinated care to our sickest and most vulnerable patients." Learn More

- Dr. Diane Meier, Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, The Mount Sinai Medical Center