All hospice patients are not equal: development of a visit-based acuity index.

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BACKGROUND Although hospices need to be able to anticipate patient acuity, there are currently no published models that predict the frequency of visits that a new hospice patient is likely to receive. OBJECTIVES To identify patient characteristics that are associated with the frequency of health care provider visits in the first 8 days of hospice care… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2013.0109

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