Factors associated with the high prevalence of short hospice stays.

@article{Miller2003FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the high prevalence of short hospice stays.},
  author={Susan C. Miller and Sherry Weitzen and Barrt Kinzbrunner},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={725-36}
}
This study's goal was to gain an understanding of the factors associated with hospice stays of 7 days or less (i.e., short hospice stays), and to test the hypothesis that independent of changes in sociodemographics, diagnoses, and site-of-care, the likelihood of a short hospice stay increased over time. We examined hospice stays for 46655 nursing home and 80507 non-nursing home patients admitted between October 1994 and September 1999 to 21 hospices across 7 states, and owned by 1 provider… CONTINUE READING