Council on Health Care Economics and Policy

Princeton Conference XVII (2010)

Examining End of Life Care: Creating Sensible Public Policies for Patients, Providers, and Payers
May 19-20, 2010


Policy Brief


Perspectives: "End of Life" Care
Joanne Lynn, MD, Clinical Improvement Expert, Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Senior Fellow, National Academy of Social Insurance

Trends in Medicare Payments for Beneficiaries in the Last Year of Life, 1978-2006
Jim Lubitz, MPH, Consultant

Getting to “No” You: Ethical Issues in End of Life Care
Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Director, Program in Bioethics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

The aggressiveness of cancer care near the end of life: Is it a quality of care issue?
Craig Earle, MD, MSc, Director, Health Services Research Program, Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Transforming End-of-Life Care: The British Approach
Bradford H. Gray, PhD, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

What do we know about end-of-life cancer care?
David Goodman, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics and of Health Policy, Director, Center for Health Policy Research, The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School

Variation in End of Life Services: Is it the Providers or the Patients?
Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical School

Care Transitions: Perspectives on palliative and end-of-life care
Thomedi G. Ventura, MS, MSPH, Health Data Analyst, Evaluation Specialist, Colorado Foundation for Medical Care

Improving End-of-Life Care by Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations of NH Residents
Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University

Improving End of Life Care for Nursing Home Residents
David G. Stevenson, SM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Harvard Medical School

Mechanisms to Promote High Quality End of Life Care
Shari Ling, MD, Office of Standards and Quality, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Funders Improving Care at the End-of-Life
Karen Feinstein, PhD, President & CEO, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

POLST: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. Honoring Treatment Preference Across Settings of Care
Susan Tolle, MD, Cornelia Hayes Stevens Chair, Director, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Ready Today for the Future of Health Care and Optimal Hospice Care
Randall S. Krakauer, MD, FACP, FACR, Head of Medicare Medical Management, Aetna

Transforming VA Care at the End of Life
Tom Edes, MD, Director, Home and Community-Based Care, Veterans Health Administration

Building On Success: innovations in End-of-Life Care
Angie Truesdale, Director, Public Policy, NHPCO Hospice Action Network

The Next Workplace Management Challenge: End-of-Life Issues
J. Brent Pawlecki, MD, Corporate Medical Director, Pitney Bowes

We Can't Fix the End of Life by Merely Fixing Health Care
Ira Byock, MD, Director, Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center