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Hospice and palliative care in the USA: policy update and future challenges

28/03/2018 (16:00-17:00)
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Speaker: Dr Pedro L Gozalo, Brown School of Public Health, USA

Location: Dinwoodie Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor), Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, Denmark Hill Campus, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ

When: 28/03/2018 (16:00-17:00)

About the speaker

Dr Pedro L Gozalo (PhD), Health Economist at Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, and Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research), Brown School of Public Health, USA.


More than thirty years after hospice became a Medicare benefit in 1983 in the USA, during which few significant policy changes took place, CMS has recently undertaken a systematic review of different aspects of hospice and palliative care, including the first payment reform in 2016, the provision in August 2017 of quality measures that allow individuals some level of comparison of hospice programs, and an initiative being currently tested to explore the concurrent use of palliative and curative care. This talk will cover these and other major policy changes recently implemented or under consideration, as well as future challenges faced by the expansion of palliative care in the USA.

CPD (1 credit) pending Royal College of Physicians.

This event is FREE TO ATTEND - no need to register!

Cicely Saunders Open Seminar Series

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate FREE monthly seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours. Please see our full annual programme.


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