Summary Data

This page provides detailed reporting of all Registry hospital survey questions. You can also access our latest report How We Work: The Latest Trends and Insights in Hospital Palliative Care, 2009-2015 through the “Registry Publications” page.

Hospital Data Table

A total of 359 non-pediatric hospital-based palliative care programs submitted data to the National Palliative Care Registry™ in 2016. Results are presented by hospital size (<150 beds, 150-299 beds, 300-499 beds, and 500+ beds) and overall for all programs. See results below:


2016 National Palliative excel-iconCare Registry™ Hospital Table

Full data summary of hospital programs that participated in the 2016 Registry, organized by hospital size (total beds).


Hospital Graphs
  • Palliative Care Penetration

    Palliative Care Service Penetration

    Penetration presented over time from 2008 to 2016 and broken down by bed size for 2016.


  • Staffing

    Palliative Care Team Staffing

    Changes in palliative care staffing over time and a breakdown of growth by hospital size.


  • Palliative Care Referrals

    Palliative Care Referrals & Diagnosis

    Distribution of palliative care referrals by specialist and referring unit/department, as well as primary diagnosis categories, 2016.


  • Palliative Care Discharges

    Palliative Care Discharge Locations

    Distribution of palliative care patient’s discharge locations, 2016.