The emergence of Medicare hospice care in US nursing homes.

  title={The emergence of Medicare hospice care in US nursing homes.},
  author={Susan C. Miller and Vincent Mor},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  volume={15 6},
Although Medicare-financed hospice care has been provided in nursing homes in the USA for over 10 years, very little is known regarding the use of this government health care benefit in nursing homes. Using resident assessment data and hospice and inpatient Medicare claim data from five US states, we were able to identify and describe nursing home residents receiving hospice care between 1992 and 1996, and their hospice utilization patterns. Six per cent of all dying nursing home residents… CONTINUE READING

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