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Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.
CHCF challenges human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. Entries were due May 29.
In-home primary and palliative care serves seriously ill patients where they live. CHCF supports quality measures and reporting standards for the re-emerging house call.
CHCF is funding pairs of payers and providers to develop novel plans for how to deliver and reimburse high-quality, community-based palliative care to patients with serious illness.
CHCF made grants to establish a one-year collaborative to share approaches and lessons learned regarding community-based palliative care.
Palliative care is taking root to serve people with advanced illness in clinics and homes. Over 20 community-based programs in California share their promising practices.
Integrating palliative care into benefit designs, reimbursement policies, and care management can be daunting for payers. A summary of examples and best practices helps point the way.
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is training professionals who can help patients and families manage serious and chronic illnesses. See a video to learn more.
Oncologists are increasingly aware of the benefits of palliative care, but starting a program can be a challenge. CHCF is funding five California practices to join a national learning collaborative that will pave the way.
Community involvement is key to increasing the prevalence of advance health care planning. Four California coalitions share how they do it.
In California, many who die of cancer receive more aggressive care at the end of life than in the rest of the country. Cancer treatment also varies widely from region to region and from hospital to hospital within the state.
By making palliative care available to patients earlier in their illnesses, private health plans are providing better care that also costs less. Learn about six pioneers in California.
Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
What did it take for all of California's public hospitals to adopt and sustain palliative care programs? Learn about the five-year collaborative effort.
Community-based palliative care brings services to seriously ill patients outside the hospital setting. Policy shifts could encourage the spread of such models.