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New CSPCP report on economics of palliative care (Feb 15, 2017)

The CSPCP is pleased to release a new report on the economics of palliative care, entitled Palliative Care – A vital service with clear economic, health and social benefits.
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The report shows that strategic investment in palliative care can:

  • Reduce the cost of delivering care (30%)
  • Free up scarce resources in acute care, such as beds in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), for patients who truly need them.
  • Improve the quality of life and quality of care of patients with serious illnesses and their families.

The report is follow up to our Nov 2016 report called How To Improve Palliative Care in Canada. Read MoreThe “How To” document give specific actions that need to be taken. The new economics document shows that strategic investment in palliative care is Win-Win-Win: Better care – Lower costs – Better use of finite resources.

Please join the CSPCP in using the reports to actively advocate for better access to quality palliative care in Canada.

Report and Press Release Nov 2, 2016

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) is pleased to release a new report today entitled “How to improve palliative care in Canada: A call to action for federal, provincial, territorial, regional and local decision makers”. It provides politicians with concrete steps they should take now to ensure that Canadians with life-threatening illnesses have the care they need to live their lives as fully and comfortably as possible.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the status of palliative care in Canada and detailed recommendations for action. Please share it amongst your networks.


Press Release: click here

Full Report – English: click here

Summary – English: click here

Summary – French: click here