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The role of the family physician in the referral and management of hospice patients.

@article{Weckmann2008TheRO,
  title={The role of the family physician in the referral and management of hospice patients.},
  author={Michelle T Weckmann},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={
          807-12
        }
}
Hospice is available for any patient who is terminally ill and chooses a palliative care approach. Because of the close relationship that primary care physicians often have with their patients, they are in a unique position to provide end-of-life care, which includes recognizing the need for and recommending hospice care when appropriate. The hospice benefit covers all expenses related to the terminal illness, including medication, nursing care, and equipment. Hospice should be considered when… Expand
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