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Pre-hospice program keeps patients at home, reduces costs

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

Sharp HealthCare's pre-hospice Transitions program, which provides in-home care for elderly patients near the end of life to keep them out of the hospital, saved more than $4,200 per month in spending on cancer patients and almost $3,500 on those with heart failure, according to a 2016 study. Transitions is part of a growing palliative care trend in the US, and health care consultant Kathleen Kerr says physicians, hospitals and insurers are seeing value in these programs and are looking for ways to pay for them. Kaiser Health News (03/27)


Researchers: Patient videos can help clarify EOL wishes

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

Report: Hospice use by Medicare patients drops in 2015

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

Palliative care makes gains in cardiology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

Nuns offer lessons about caring for the cognitively impaired

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

Study charts hospice care across settings

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

M&A activity in hospice increases, report says

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

Physician: Make end-of-life talks part of medical school

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

Celebrate National Physicians Week

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 29, 2017

Report: US physician shortage likely to worsen

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017


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