Analysis of long-stay patients in the Hospice Palliative Ward of a Medical Center.

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BACKGROUND The Pilot Project on Per-diem Payment for Inpatient Hospice Services of Taiwan's National Health Insurance Program was begun in July 2000. The project monitors hospices to control for a median length of stay (LOS) of not longer than 16 days to prevent inappropriate stasis in hospices. To determine the best utilization of palliative care, patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1726-4901(08)70125-4

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@article{Lin2008AnalysisOL, title={Analysis of long-stay patients in the Hospice Palliative Ward of a Medical Center.}, author={Ming-Hwai Lin and Pin-Yuan Wu and Tzeng-Ji Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang}, journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA}, year={2008}, volume={71 6}, pages={294-9} }