Hospice agencies provide more services than agencies mixed with home health

May 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;May2009, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p49
The article reports on the findings of a study by professors Shayna E. Rich and Ann L. Gruber-Baldini of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, which says that hospice agencies offer more services than agencies mixed with home health. The study found that although 21% of hospices were part of a home health agency as of January 2007, not all them provided the same level of hospice service as agencies that are hospice-only. The need to collaborate to improve transition of care is also stressed.


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