TITLE

Dartmouth Atlas Report: No consistency in care: Care varies markedly across regions, hospitals

PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Dartmouth Atlas Project report, which revealed that healthcare for Medicare patients with advanced cancer lacked consistency in the U.S. The report “Quality of End-of-Life Cancer Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: Regional and Hospital-Specific Analyses,” was commended by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). It highlights the regional variation and that across academic medical centers, attributing it to ethical problems in healthcare delivery.
ACCESSION #
59340616

 

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