Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE): a program description.

@article{Shega2003PalliativeEI,
  title={Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE): a program description.},
  author={Joseph W. Shega and Amy Levin and Gavin W. Hougham and D{\'e}on Cox-Hayley and Daniel J. Luchins and Patricia Hanrahan and Carol B. Stocking and Greg A. Sachs},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          315-20
        }
}
Hospice is the standard method for providing quality end-of-life care in the United States. However, studies reveal that persons with dementia are infrequently referred to hospice, that barriers exist to increasing hospice utilization in this population, and that patients with dementia would benefit from hospice or hospice-like services earlier in the disease course. The Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE) program responds to these deficiencies, striving to improve end-of… Expand
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