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Case study questions use of surgical 30-day rule

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

The 30-day mortality rule for gauging surgical success may be a barrier to appropriate care, especially for older patients, Dr. Perla Macip reported in a case study presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual meeting. The case involved an older woman who had multiple complications after surgery, was in and out of the ICU, and did not get a palliative care consult until 30 days later, one day before she died. New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (03/02)


A physician's story about language, cultural barriers and end-of-life care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Hospice partners with insurers to offer palliative care in pilot program

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Teen's brain cancer did not keep her from living her life

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Physician: Assisted suicide is not a path to better end-of-life care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Patient website for those seeking information on hospice and palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Survey gauges quality of end-of-life care in NICU

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Kidney dialysis may not be right choice in elderly, physician says

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Senior planning expert challenges hospice myths

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Compassionate care framework aims to reduce suffering, improve quality

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015


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