Colorado Palliative Care
02/22/21 at 09:53 PM
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Colorado has two exciting palliative care developments to share:
- A new study titled “Palliative Care in Colorado: Trends, Gaps, and Opportunities to Improve Care” has just been released (linked and attached). This is the third statewide survey of all palliative care providers in Colorado. The goal of this survey was to measure growth in palliative care and to identify opportunities to improve care for Coloradans suffering from serious illness. All 95 Colorado hospitals, 76 hospices, and known community-based palliative care providers were contacted in 2019 and participated in a brief phone survey. This study was a collaboration between the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, the American Cancer Network’s Cancer Action Network, and the Center for Improving Value in Health Care; conducted by Hospice Analytics.
- In addition and based on results of the above study, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and the Center for Improving Value in Health Care released an online interactive map of Colorado Palliative Care Providers.