Racial disparity in hospice use in the United States in 2002.

  title={Racial disparity in hospice use in the United States in 2002.},
  author={Stephen R. Connor and Felix Elwert and Carol Spence and Nicholas A. Christakis},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  volume={22 3},
We used complete Centers for Disease Control death certificate records and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 100% Standard Analytic File for hospice claims for 2002 to examine differences in hospice utilization between African-American and white decedents living in the United States. White decedents were more likely to use hospice in the year before their death than African-American decedents (29% vs 22%). Cause-specific hospice utilization rates among women were consistently… CONTINUE READING
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