Peter May, PhDAssistant Professor, Centre for Health Policy & Management
The Irish Longitudinal Study at Trinity College-Dublin.
Demographic ageing is a population health success story but poses unprecedented policy challenges in the 21st century. Policymakers must prepare health systems, economies and societies for these challenges. Policy choices can be usefully informed by models that evaluate outcomes and trade-offs in advance under different scenarios.
More people are living with serious illness as the population ages, and patients with socioeconomic disadvantages bear the greatest burdens of poor care.
In 2020, Schaeffer Center established an Advisory Panel on Palliative Care. In this post, the panel outlines next steps to increase the quality of care of frail people with multiple chronic conditions.
A palliative care research agenda can help lay the foundation for building a strong evidence base to guide public policies meant to advance affordable, equitable, high-quality, patient-centered care.