Factors contributing to late hospice admission and proposals for change.

  title={Factors contributing to late hospice admission and proposals for change.},
  author={C U Farnon and Maja Ann Hofmann},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  volume={14 5},
INTRODUCTION Hospice seeks to provide high-quality, holistic end-of-life care. Most insurances will reimburse hospice care for a period of six to seven months. However, the majority of patients are not referred to hospice until they are very close to death. The purpose of this study was to examine characteristics of an urban hospice program that may be associated with inordinately late admission to hospice care. METHODS A retrospective chart review of 100 consecutive admissions was carried… CONTINUE READING

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