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Hospitals make palliative care a priority to improve patients’ quality of life
Washington Post

In the controlled chaos of an hospital emergency department, ensuring that patients are pain-free and can make informed choices about their care often takes a back seat to assessing and stabilizing them and moving them through the system as fast as possible. But now some experts say that providing palliative care — which focuses on patients’ quality-of-life issues — can and should be a priority in emergency departments, and they’re putting together a program to help hospitals better address those issues.

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