Table 1.

Key areas of recommendation from Dying in America

No.Area of recommendation
i)Public and private payers and care delivery organizations should cover the provision for comprehensive care for individuals facing the end of life.
ii)Professional societies and other entities should establish standards for communication and advance-care planning. Payers and care delivery organizations should adopt these standards.
iii)Education institutions, credentialing bodies, accrediting boards, state regulatory agencies, and care delivery organizations should establish palliative care training, certification, and/or licensure requirements.
iv)Public and private payers and care delivery organizations should integrate the financing of health and social services.
v)Public and private organizations should engage their constituents and provide fact-based information to encourage advance-care planning and informed choice.