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Meier: Don't force choice between hospice, curative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

Palliative care is team-based, focuses on quality of life at all illness stages and does not set time limits, while hospice regulations in Medicare set limits to control costs, said Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care. Meier said the new Medicare Care Choices Model, which allows concurrent hospice and curative care, recognizes that forcing a choice between the two is irrational. Kaiser Health News (07/29)


Nursing homes create special hospice units

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Report evaluates decision aids for patients, caregivers

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

Patients, advocates lobby for palliative care legislation

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

What makes a good physician, according to patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

What cancer patients learned by taking a tour of hospice

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

Smith: PT may help some hospice patients improve function

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Study: Patients entering hospice often get antibiotic prescriptions

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

Studies show how spouse's death affects cognitive health

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Many dementia patients get pacemakers, study finds

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014


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