On the road, talking about hospice and palliative care

I am on my way to the LA area to present some preliminary research on the cost saving potential of hospice and palliative care, and reform of the Medicare hospice benefit, at City of Hope Hospital in Pasadena. There, I will be meeting with Dawn Gross, Chair, Department of Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine and others at City of Hope to discuss some some work we are doing on barriers to hospice for persons with blood borne cancers, and to kick around some future research collaborations between Duke and City of Hope. On Wednesday, I will head down to San Diego for the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. If you will be there and want to chat, say hi on twitter @donaldhtaylorjr on drop me an email.

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute). I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy, and currently serve as Chair of Duke's University Priorities Committee (UPC). My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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