Nov / Dec / Jan 2016/17 Newsletter

Hospice Care Linked to Improved Outcomes, Better Patient Experience, National Study Finds

Enrollment in hospice during the last six months of life is associated with improved patient satisfaction and pain control, as well as fewer hospital days and fewer rates of hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) mortality among Medicare patients, according to a report published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care.

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