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Utilization of Hospice Care

Hospice provides tremendous support for patients and families at time of true need, near the end of a family member's life. But Hospice continues to be poorly utilized in many parts of America. How would you describe the role of Hospice? What can be done to improve the utilization of Hospice services when the need exists?

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By definition a hospice is a health care facility or a similar program of care for the terminally ill that emphasizes pain control and emotional support for the patient and family, typically refraining from taking extraordinary measures to prolong life. There are many reasons why hospices aren't utilized more often. One of the biggest issues with ...

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A brief overview on hospice care: the role of hospice care and increasing the utilization of hospice care by those who need it.

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