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Nursing homes work to reduce hospital stays for end-of-life patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Nursing homes with low hospitalization rates for end-of-life patients avoided using algorithms to help make transfer decisions and did not automatically send people to the hospital when an acute event occurred, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers said staff at these nursing homes also tried to convince family members who wanted a loved one hospitalized that it likely would not be beneficial. Reuters (11/29)


Mother: Palliative care is about living fully

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Young adults with life-limiting conditions need palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

CMS releases list of quality measures for value-based care initiatives

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

APRN: Interdisciplinary teams key to palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Opioids may delay wound healing

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Review articles from the recent issue of JPSM

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Review: Range of drugs used in pediatric palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Podcast: Meier on why palliative care is so important

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Seniors' falls often preceded by high doses of high-risk drugs

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016


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