Social Work Staffing and Use of Palliative Care Among Recently Hospitalized Veterans

In this cohort study involving 43,200 veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system, the addition of social workers to primary care teams was associated with nearly double the use of palliative care among veterans who had had inpatient hospital care compared with before the increase in social work staffing. 

Link: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2800000