In 2020, the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics established an advisory panel to identify and consider how to address the gaps in research at the interface of economics and palliative care. This white paper aims to set the stage for developing a consensus-based research agenda that advances palliative care in the United States and makes a case for funders to support this research.
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