Frequency and Risk Factors for Live Discharge from Hospice Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ethnic Groups
  • Hospices
  • Patient Discharge

abstract

  • Further research into factors that underlie live discharge events, especially acute hospitalization, is warranted given their cost and burden for patients/families. Hospices should develop strategies to address acute medical crises and thoroughly evaluate patients' suitability, unmet needs, and knowledge about end-of-life issues at the time of hospice enrollment, especially for those with non-cancer diagnoses.

publication date

  • January 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/jgs.14859

PubMed ID

  • 28295138

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