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Pallative Care Programs Offered in 84% of U.S. Hospitals by 2014


The proportion of U.S. hospitals projected to offer palliative-care programs by 2014, according to the most recent survey of the industry by the Center to Advance Palliative Care.7 The report estimates a 67% increase in palliative-care services at hospitals of 50 or more beds. The highest concentration for hospital-based palliative care is in the Northeast regions, with the lowest percentage in the South region.

Larry Beresford is a freelance writer in San Francisco.


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