End-of-life care in the U.S. is not ranked as positively as it is in several other western democracies. The U.S. is particularly weak with regard to the training in palliative care it provides its caregivers.
Rankings for end-of-life care (100=best possible score)
Quality of palliative care training (100=best possible score)
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit. The 2015 Quality of Death Index: Ranking palliative care across the world. London: The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited; 2015.