End-of-life care has received increasing attention in recent years as the baby boomers age and health care costs continue to rise. This attention has brought with it remarkable growth in the field and improvement in care, but there remains work to be done in order to more consistently deliver high quality, compassionate, and patient- and family-centered end-of-life care. This dissertation examines the past, present, and future of end-of-life care in order to shed light on the most effective ways to organize and deliver it.
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Symptom Trends in the Last Year of Life, 1998‐2010: A Cohort Study
Populations and Interventions for Palliative and End‐of‐Life Care: A Systematic Review
Estimating the Value of Palliative Care for Older Adults: What Does the Evidence Support?