The 2019 State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation’s Hospitals provides an analysis of whether patients living with a serious illness in the United States are receiving equitable access to palliative care services in hospitals.
The report describes the prevalence and locations of hospital palliative care programs across the fifty states and the District of Columbia using data from the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey Database™, the National Palliative Care Registry™, and CAPC’s Mapping Community Palliative Care initiative.
America’s Care of Serious Illness: 2019 State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation’s Hospitals demonstrates that access to palliative care continues to remain variable and depends more upon accidents of geography, whether a hospital is for-profit or nonprofit, and hospital size than it does upon the needs of patients living with a serious illness, and their families.
- The 2019 State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation’s Hospitals. Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC). 2019