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California palliative-care hospital units increase — except in L.A.
Los Angeles Times

More palliative care services are available in California compared with five years ago, according to a new survey from the California HealthCare Foundation. The exception, however, is in Los Angeles.

Palliative care is focused on providing pain relief and comfort at the end of life with an emphasis on following the patient’s wishes. The data, released Tuesday, examine trends in palliative care from 2007 through 2011.