From hospice to hospital: short-term follow-up study of hospice patient outcomes in a US acute care hospital surveillance system

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OBJECTIVES In the USA, there is little systematic evidence about the real-world trajectories of patient medical care after hospice enrolment. The objective of this study was to analyse predictors of the length of stay for hospice patients who were admitted to hospital in a retrospective analysis of the mandatorily reported hospital discharge data. SETTING… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005196

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@inproceedings{Pathak2014FromHT, title={From hospice to hospital: short-term follow-up study of hospice patient outcomes in a US acute care hospital surveillance system}, author={Elizabeth Barnett Pathak and Sarah E Wieten and Benjamin Djulbegovic}, booktitle={BMJ open}, year={2014} }