New Platform to Calculate SHS data and Estimate Palliative Need

January 28, 2020

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To mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) together with the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA), and the Mexican Health Foundation (FUNSALUD) jointly released a platform to facilitate access to the data produced by the Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Control (GAPCPC) ) for advocates, academics, public health experts and policy makers.

The platform, created by researchers at UMIA and FUNSALUD, works in Tableau and enables users to calculate serious health related suffering (SHS) and the need for palliative care by income and geographic region for a vast number of countries. The platform is housed in the IAHPC website as a service to the global palliative care community.

Global Data Platform to calculate SHS and Palliative Care Need

The full LCGAPR report is available at The Lancet, and fact sheets and more background information is available in the UM Website including the detailed description of the data.

With appreciation,
The IAHPC Team


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