Health Affairs Blog has published an article, "Accountability For Quality In The Care Of People Living With A Serious Illness: The National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines For Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition."

"In an effort to promote standardization and consistency of care delivery, 16 palliative care organizations developed a set of consensus guidelines for quality palliative care....The 4th edition was published on October 31, 2018 with major support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and contributions from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Stupski Foundation, and the Gary and Mary West Foundation."

The article discusses what is different about these new guidelines and work that is underway to implement them as standard practice.
 

To read the blog, click here.
To go the NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines For Quality Palliative Care, click here.