Serious Illness Care

Serious Illness Care

Maximum value is gained when quality improves at the same time spending is reduced, when care is delivered in a manner that addresses and averts crises, reducing preventable spending.

Palliative care, or serious illness care, is specialized care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. It is appropriate at any age, at any stage of a serious illness, and should be provided along with curative treatment. Purchasers can get greater value out of their health care strategies if they integrate palliative care.

Palliative Care Resources for Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers

CPR and CAPC have created a suite of tools to give employers and other health care purchasers resources and technical assistance for implementation of strategies to assure reliable access to high-quality palliative care.


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