Financing End-of-Life Care: Challenges for an Aging Population

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February 6, 2002

An Invitational Meeting Sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under its Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative and Last Acts Campaign; Conducted by AcademyHealth and Last Acts Campaign
February 6, 2002 - Loews L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, D.C.

The Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) program and the Last Acts Campaign co-sponsored a conference examining the research and policy issues surrounding the financing and delivery of end-of-life care. This meeting brought together private and public policy makers, researchers, and providers to discuss ways in which to design, deliver and finance end-of-life care. The meeting discussions were designed to identify the role of public policy in dealing with a difficult but important period in everyone's lives, as well as the need for future research on the organization, delivery and financing of end-of-life care.