Initiating a Hospice Referral from the Emergency Department #247

Lamba, Sangeeta; Quest, Tammie E.; Weissman, David E.
December 2011
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Dec2011, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p1346
Academic Journal
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.


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