Resumen: The Global Atlas of Palliative Care is a source of essential information on the
status of palliative care worldwide. This second edition of the Global Atlas reveals
some of the changes that have occurred since the first edition was published in
2014. For instance, we now have a better idea of how many people need palliative
care worldwide. In the 1st edition a conservative estimate of 40 million has now
been more accurately estimated as over 56.8 million, including 25.7 million in the
last year of life.