US hospice industry experienced considerable turbulence from changes in ownership, growth, and shift to for-profit status.

@article{Thompson2012USHI,
  title={US hospice industry experienced considerable turbulence from changes in ownership, growth, and shift to for-profit status.},
  author={Jennifer W Thompson and Melissa D. Aldridge Carlson and Elizabeth H. Bradley},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1286-93}
}
The US hospice industry, which provides palliative and supportive care to patients with terminal illness, has undergone substantial changes during the last decade. The magnitude of these changes has not been fully captured in previous studies or reports. In this longitudinal study of hospices active in Medicare during 1999-2009, we analyzed Provider of Services files to understand key shifts in the industry. We found evidence of substantial turbulence. One-fifth of Medicare-certified hospices… CONTINUE READING
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