Hospice & Palliative Medicine
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine EVP Explains Hospitalists' Important Role in End-of-Life Planning
Listen to more of our interview with Porter Storey, MD, executive vice president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Proposed legislation would cover advance-care planning consultations between patients, healthcare providers
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Palliative care physicians help patients balance quality-of-life needs with disease-fighting treatment
Comfort-focused treatment approach maximizes patients' quality of life, gives physicians an emotional lift, reduces hospital costs
Hospitalized children who received PC in the ICU had reduced lengths of stay, charges, invasive procedures, mortality rate
Patients increasingly use hospice services over hospitalization in their last days, study shows
A total of 3212 mid-career physicians certified in October 2012
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