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In one study, 60% of adults self-reported as knowledgeable about palliative care have at least one misperception. In another similar study, researchers found that 70% of respondents had never heard of palliative care. Perhaps most concerning, a third study revealed 55% of caregivers have never heard of palliative care.
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