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Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

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Hospice And Palliative Care Services Development in Shanghai Volume 3 - Issue 3

XU Yifan1, JING Limei1*, LI Xueying1, LI Shuijing2

    1School of Public Health, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai

    2Department of Primary Health, Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, Shanghai

Received: June 21, 2021   Published: september 09, 2021

*Corresponding author: ING Limei, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1200 Cailun Road, Shanghai, China. Tel: 13641635663, Emails:;;

DOI: 10.32474/OAJCAM.2021.03.000165

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Shanghai, a pioneer municipal city in implementing hospice and palliative care (HPC) services in China, has realized its initial goal of universal coverage of either inpatient or home-based HPC services in all community health centers (CHCs) by 2020. However, there are still some bottlenecks during the progress, including low equalization and homogenization of services among different CHCs, and lack of charging items for comprehensive evaluation, alternative therapy, appropriate traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technology and humanistic care which are labor-intensive. There is an urgent need to construct and standardize contents and items of HPC services and introduce payment method by service unit to encourage medical staffs to provide HPC services at all levels of care.

Keywords: Hospice and Palliative Care; Service Contents; Service Items; Payment Method

Abbreviations: Hospice and Palliative Care (HPC); Community Health Center (CHC); Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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