The article discusses how palliative care and hospice services address the quality and cost concerns in the U.S. health care system. By focusing on symptom management, coordination among providers, and improved transitions of care, the services meet the needs of the sickest persons at lower costs. The author suggests putting in place the right leadership and resources and strengthening the workforce to successfully expand the programs.



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