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Unmet Need for Palliative Care

Status: Ongoing

Topic Tags: Palliative care, India

SDG Tags: Good Health and Well-being

Scope: India

Sponsors: None

ASAR Volunteers involved: Parth Sharma, Anoushka Arora, Shreyas Patil


According to estimates, India had 1.46 million cancer cases in 2022. However, less than 1% of patients in India have access to palliative care. A comprehensive assessment of palliative care needs is crucial for the scale-up of palliative care services in India.

Research Aims

To calculate the unmet need for palliative care in patients with metastatic cancer in India.

Advocacy Aims

The evidence generated will be used to advocate for better palliative care services in India.


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