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Palliative Care Teams in 65% of Hospitals


 

Portion of hospitals that had palliative-care teams in 2010, according to the latest tally from the Center to Advance Palliative Care at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City (www.capc.org), an increase of 148.5% from 2000. Hospitals of 300-plus beds are more likely to have a palliative-care team than those with fewer than 300 beds (87.9% vs. 56.5%).

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