Hospice care may lower end-of-life hospitalizations

June 2007
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2007, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p64
The article presents a study which shows the impact of hospital care on the end-of-life hospitalization rates among nursing home residents. It analyzes a variety of factors that could affect the life of the nursing home residents in five states in the U.S. It concludes that 44% of the residents with no hospice services had been hospitalized in their remaining days, while only 26% for those who received hospice care.


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