Palliative Pain Relief Woefully Inadequate World Wide

This glaring inequality in access to palliative care was researched, quantified, and published in an October 2017 Lancet Commission Report.  The report shows that of the roughly 56 million people who died worldwide in 2015, nearly half of them – 25.5 million people – died with what the authors called “serious health-related suffering,” including unrelieved pain.

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