Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Confusing situations sometimes arise when treating patients near the end of their lives.
SAN FRANCISCO – A graphic-based framework tool helps track best-and worst-case scenarios for elderly patients in the...
NEW ORLEANS – More discharges to hospice, and more health care surrogates chosen, when palliative care consultation occurs within 24 hours of ICU...
Almost three-quarters of hospitals have a program, but “geography is destiny” for patients.
For patients with Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage, what are the trends regarding where they die and the type of health care...
Few physicians are taking advantage of Medicare payment codes that reimburse them for discussing end-of-life planning with patients.
As health care becomes ever more complex, high-functioning hospital medicine groups are needed to navigate it.
SAN DIEGO – The availability of palliative care for critically ill children varies across institutions
The association calls for uniform laws and policies regarding brain death, as well as continued research and public education.
Palliative care specialist advises avoiding age cutoffs, considering harms of dialysis.