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Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national initiative supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with direction and technical assistance provided by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY). CAPC provides health care professionals with the tools and training necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs.

CAPC publishes The Case for Hospital-Based Palliative Care-Why leading hospitals are starting palliative care programs to provide high-quality, effective management of advanced illness. Other publications include The Guide to Building A Hospital-Based Palliative Care Program, a how-to handbook with step-by-step guidance.

The CAPC Impact Calculator can help you estimate how a palliative care program can provide financial savings for your institution. You can use the information generated by the calculator to build administrative support for your program. This Basic Impact Calculator gives you a quick look at the estimated overall cost savings and LOS reductions that a palliative care program can bring to your institution. Fill in the core hospital data to immediately see the potential benefits of palliative care.

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services in hospitals and other health care settings for people with life-threatening illnesses, their families, and caregivers.

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