The National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care4th edition, will be published on October 31, 2018.  This is the first time the NCP Guidelines have had a systematic review to inform the guideline development process; this will help ensure the Guidelines’ adoption and adherence by accrediting agencies, health plans and regulatory agencies. This blog is authored by Drs. Ahluwalia and Hempel, from RAND, key authors of the systematic review. Read more