Functional trajectories in the year before hospice.

  title={Functional trajectories in the year before hospice.},
  author={Hans F. Stabenau and Laura J. Morrison and Evelyne A Gahbauer and Linda S Leo-Summers and Heather G. Allore and Thomas M. Gill},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  volume={13 1},
PURPOSE We undertook a study to identify distinct functional trajectories in the year before hospice, to determine how patients with these trajectories differ according to demographic characteristics and hospice diagnosis, and to evaluate the association between these trajectories and subsequent outcomes. METHODS From an ongoing cohort study of 754 community-living persons aged 70 years or older, we evaluated data on 213 persons who were subsequently enrolled in hospice from March 1998 to… CONTINUE READING
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