Dying with advanced dementia in the nursing home.

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BACKGROUND Nursing homes are important providers of end-of-life care to persons with advanced dementia. METHODS We used data from the Minimum Data Set (June 1, 1994, to December 31, 1997) to identify persons 65 years and older who died with advanced dementia (n = 1609) and terminal cancer (n = 883) within 1 year of admission to any New York State nursing… (More)

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