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The Underutilization of Hospice Care

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 7:25:40 AM by Denise Paykos, BSN, APN in Hospice, in Health Plans

Every year in the U.S, hundreds of thousands of people die fromterminal illnesses like cancer and advanced heart disease. Unfortunately, the vast majority of this demographic doesn’t enter hospice care until their final days, if they ever do at all. In order to understand why this is so, a cursory glance at what hospice care entails is necessary.

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