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Researchers outline ways to improve, increase hospice care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2014

A regulatory step that may improve access to hospice care is to change Medicare eligibility criteria from prognosis-based to needs-based, researchers Melissa Aldridge and Dr. Jean Kutner write. Hospices already are responding to patient needs by changing care models, some of them through private sector partnerships and accountable care organizations. Health Affairs Blog (09/09)


Why providers need a better understanding of palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

Cancer experts offer strategies for breakthrough pain

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2014

Many dementia patients get unnecessary drugs, study says

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

Cancer patients with depression may not get treatment

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

Survey examines physician, nurse views on care before death

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

Need to brush up on your knowledge of medication, palliative wound care and more?

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

Viewpoints: Reimburse end-of-life care planning

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

Can advance care planning move beyond politics?

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2014

Survey supports Medicare coverage of palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2014


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