This summary of RWJF's national program on Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care desribes the program activities and key results of twenty-two demonstration projects that created new models of palliative care, four demonstration projects that tested models of delivering palliative care within hospital intensive care units, and eight disease- or issue-specific workgroups which brought health care leaders together to generate new ideas for their fields.
Palliative and curative care can be delivered concurrently, at an earlier phase of the disease process and in mainstream medical settings. At the beginning of this program, many medical practitioners and institutions doubted that these two approaches to care could coexist.
Projects integrating curative and palliative care can be sustained, replicated and expanded. All demonstration projects, other than those designed as time-limited research studies, continued after RWJF support ended.
Costs did not increase during these projects, although cost of health care in the last six to twelve months of life remained high, commensurate with the complex needs of seriously ill people.
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Title: Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Publication date 2008-05-15
Publication Year 2008
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
North America / United States
, life care
, end of life
, promoting excellence
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