8 Mega Health Care Trends and How They Relate to Palliative Care

Health care has experienced a number of key shifts since the year 2000. Driven by patients and others dissatisfied with the status quo, commercial pressures coming from corporate responses to inflation, rapidly changing technology, and more, palliative care is seeing these shifts as well.

To address some of these major health care trends, Dr. Wells Shoemaker will walk us through 8 of the most impactful changes and how they specifically relate to and affect palliative care.


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Wells Shoemaker, MD
Wells Shoemaker, MD

Dr. Shoemaker is a board member of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and since 2012, currently serving as Secretary of the Board

He practiced pediatrics on the Central Coast for 25 years, devoting the subsequent 20 to quality improvement on an expanding statewide scale.He served as CAPG’s medical director for 8 years and as co-chair of the California Quality Collaborative for 9 years.

Dr. Wells participated in Governor Brown’s Let’s Get Healthy California (LGHC) taskforce in 2012, and concurrently launched the California Advanced Primary Care Institute. He then served in 2013 as co-lead of the follow up LGHC workgroup charged with ‘Redesigning the health system for safe, effective, patient centered care.’

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