How We Work: Trends and Insights in Hospital Palliative Care is a comprehensive profile of hospital palliative care programs participating in the National Palliative Care Registry™ from 2009 to 2015 supported by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Palliative Care Research Center.

How We Work documents our progress toward the goals of wider access to palliative care, including improvement in hospital delivery of that care, and supports the community's commitment to palliative care program implementation concordant with national quality standards. 

Key findings include:

  • Steady increase in palliative care service penetration, with programs reaching a larger proportion of hospitalized patients in need
  • Two-thirds of palliative care consults completed within one day of referral
  • Growth in service capacity as measured by increases in staffing levels, and more programs reporting complete interdisciplinary teams
  • Increase in palliative care certification across team disciplines

To read the report, click here.

To read about our grant with The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), click here.