Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Does increasing the length of hospice stays lead to decreased utilization and costs in patients on maintenance dialysis? ...
Are direct hospital costs for patients with serious illnesses affected by palliative care consultations (PCC)?
LAS VEGAS – One sample in every five showed a combination of opioids and benzodiazepines, at least one of which was an unprescribed medication.
During 2000-2015, Medicare recipients became less likely to die in hospitals.
Average cost savings per hospital admission were $3,237 overall and were even greater for cancer patients.
"As the population ages, this issue is going to become more and more important for our field."
Where have the courts set the lines over the issue of consent surrounding decisions to withhold CPR?
Some are having success using new Medicare billing codes, while other doctors say barriers are preventing usage.
To avoid potentially catastrophic situations, we should all use advanced care documentation as the start of a careful conversation about goals of...