Is hospice associated with improved end-of-life care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities?

@article{Munn2006IsHA,
  title={Is hospice associated with improved end-of-life care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities?},
  author={Jean Correll Munn and Laura C. Hanson and Sheryl Zimmerman and Philip D. Sloane and Cheryl Madeline Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={490-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether hospice enrollment for nursing home (NH) and residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) residents near the end of life is associated with symptoms and symptom management, personal care, spiritual support, and family satisfaction. DESIGN Structured, retrospective telephone interviews with family and staff who attended to NH and RC/AL residents in the last month of life. SETTING A stratified sample of 26 NH and 55 RC/AL facilities in four states. PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING

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