EOL care patterns shift for heart failure patients: Use of hospice for prostate cancer grows

December 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2010, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p138
The article reports on the progressively expensive health care for patients with heart failure among Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. and Canada, according to a study that will be published in the February 14, 2017 issue of "Archives of Internal Medicine." It states that heart failure is a common cause of death in both countries, and is listed on one eight death certificates in the U.S. It says that numbers of men dying of prostate cancer receive hospice care but hospice referral is poor.


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