PSO faktai apie PP

  • Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems
    associated with life-threatening illness, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual.
  • Each year, an estimated 40 million people are in need of palliative care, 78% of them people live in
    low- and middle-income countries.
  • Worldwide, only about 14% of people who need palliative care currently receive it.
  • Overly restrictive regulations for morphine and other essential controlled palliative medicines deny
    access to adequate pain relief and palliative care.
  • Lack of training and awareness of palliative care among health professionals is a major barrier to
    improving access.
  • The global need for palliative care will continue to grow as a result of the rising burden of
    noncommunicable diseases and ageing populations.
  • Early palliative care reduces unnecessary hospital admissions and the use of health services.


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