Research priorities in geriatric palliative care: Policy initiatives

Kathleen T. Unroe, Diane E. Meier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Scopus citations


Coordinated palliative care matched to patient needs improves quality of care for vulnerable patients with serious illness and reduces costly use of hospitals and emergency departments. Unfortunately, there is a disconnect in translating geriatric palliative care models and principles into policy and widespread practice. Gaps in policy-relevant research are addressed, including implementation strategies to scale up existing care models, the role of palliative care and geriatrics in health care payment reform efforts, development of quality measures for complex patients, strategies to address workforce shortages, and an approach to hospice reform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1508
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Palliative Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013


Dive into the research topics of 'Research priorities in geriatric palliative care: Policy initiatives'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this