Discharge from hospice: dead or alive?

  title={Discharge from hospice: dead or alive?},
  author={Robert E. Enck},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  volume={28 1},
Within this background, Carlson et al investigated this issue in patients with cancer enrolled in hospice. Specifically, they analyzed data from 90 826 patients in 1384 hospices in the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Medicare database who died of cancer between 1998 and 2002 at age 66 years or older and who used hospice during any part of the 6 months prior to death. The average age at death was 78.5 years and 86% were white, non-Hispanic. Over half the patients were… CONTINUE READING


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