Today’s palliative care strategies help patients living with serious illnesses not only manage their symptoms and pain, but also set care goals, stay on track to meet those goals and live their best lives. That’s good for the patient and good for health care providers.
As hospital and health system leaders, we know you’re focused on quality measures, new payment delivery models and operational efficiencies. Yet palliative care can’t wait.
It impacts what matters to you — such as quality of care, reduced spending and less staff burden. And it addresses what matters to your seriously ill patients and their families. It improves the quality of life for those at any age and at any stage of serious illnesses.
AHA is partnering with the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and asking hospital and health system leaders to reexamine their approach to palliative care, identify patients needing additional support and build a care plan centered on the whole patient, both clinical and emotional needs.
- Real patient stories on living better with palliative care.
Check out these case studies of palliative care that is changing minds and behaviors:
- Read this evidence-based report on improving care and preventing crises for seriously ill patients.
- Get the latest stats on palliative care’s community impacts.
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Reasons to Make Palliative Care A Top Priority
The need to expand access to quality palliative care services across the United States is clear.
are living with serious illness.
in symptom distress reported by palliative care recipients.
with 50+ beds have a palliative care program.
Savings possible if hospitals nationwide implement quality palliative programs.