NPCRCNational Palliative Care Research Center (improving care for seriously ill patients and families)
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Sean Morrison, director of the NPCRC, in an interview.
The study was funded by seven nonprofit foundations and the United Hospital Fund, all of which support the CAPC and the NPCRC.
The good news is the overall grade improved to a grade of B in 2011 (NPCRC, 2011), indicating that overall, states now exceed the minimal standards of quality palliative care.
In thinking about the metaphor of "a perfect storm" with all of the issues of quality care, affordability of care and economic constraints both nationally and internationally, the emergence of palliative care as a specialty in the United States is a means of "tackling a perfect storm" (NPCRC, 2011, p.