TITLE

Initiating a Hospice Referral from the Emergency Department #247

AUTHOR(S)
Lamba, Sangeeta; Quest, Tammie E.; Weissman, David E.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Dec2011, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p1346
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on suggestions for clinicians to refer a patient to hospice care from the emergency department. It presents several strategies for emergency department providers to handle patients receiving hospice treatment, which include, assessment of medicare hospice benefit elegibility, analyzing the consistency of patient's will for getting hospice care, and discussing hospice as a disposition plan with patient's physician.
ACCESSION #
67702041

 

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