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Palliative Care: A Primer for Institutional Leaders

The first in CAPC's technical assistance series, Diane Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, provides practical information on the design, development and management of hospital-based palliative care services.
November 2000

Diane Meier, MD

Interest in establishing hospital-based palliative care programs is growing as a result of public and professional recognition of the need to improve care of the seriously ill and dying. This primer describes the business-plan approach to planning and implementing a hospital-based palliative care program and is designed for physicians, nurses, administrators and other institutional leaders.


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