Cover: Health Care Policy Issues in End-of-Life Care

Health Care Policy Issues in End-of-Life Care

Published in: Journal of Palliative Medicine, v.9, no. 3, June 2006, p. 731-748

Posted on 2006

by Karl Lorenz, Lisa R. Shugarman, Joanne Lynn

A growing research literature describes how funding, legislation, and regulatory policies affect the provision of palliative care. A better fit is needed between health care policy and the illness experiences of patients and caregivers. One obvious fit is that between health care system innovation and the changing demographics and spectrum of illness in the population.

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