End-of-Life Care

IOM’s Call to Action on End-of-Life Care in the United States

Laura Morgan

October 2014, Vol 5 , No 8 - End-of-Life Care

The initiative to improve end-of-life care in the United States is taking center stage, and it is about time. The US population is aging, and the number of older Americans with comorbidities is growing. In addition, the US population is becoming more culturally diverse, so there is an increased need for more responsive, patient-centered care. Furthermore, the current healthcare system is disjointed, and contains elements that obstruct the delivery of high-quality end-of-life care, according to a new report. [ Read More ]