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Why hospice patients may need fewer pills

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

The elderly often take a handful of pills each day, partly due to a "fix me" culture and partly because once they start a medication they usually do not stop taking it, hospice physician Amy Clarkson writes. Large numbers of pills can cause side effects, and medications designed to prevent future conditions may be discontinued in hospice. Pallimed blog (08/18)


Nonprofit hospices face financial challenges, CEO says

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2014

Physician questions recertification rules in hospice, palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2014

Opioid risk may fall with use of medical marijuana, study finds

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

House call services appear to cut costs in older patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Palliative care team helps patients with advanced planning

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2014

Return emergency visits common for heart failure patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Primer of Palliative Care, 6th edition

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

More physicians cite retirement as reason for leaving medicine

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Meditation can help teens with cancer

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014


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