Hospice care underutilized, study finds

Hospice care underutilized, study finds

There are 2 comments on the Pittsburgh Business Times story from Nov 16, 2010, titled Hospice care underutilized, study finds. In it, Pittsburgh Business Times reports that:

One in three Medicare cancer patients in western Pennsylvania spend their final days in hospitals and intensive care units, an indication that many clinical teams aggressively and often unsuccessfully treat patients with curative care close to the time of death, a Dartmouth Athas study found.

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Hon Lee Schitt

Richmond, IN

#1 Nov 18, 2010
Just another way an immoral for profit health care system puts profits over patients. Bad enough that pain is grossly under treated thanks to dea thugs and now dying patients are subjected to unwanted treatments that may cause further discomfort. Let people die at home and make sure they don't suffer!

“Acid Reflux”

Since: Aug 09

United States

#2 Nov 18, 2010
The sick and terminally ill should maybe walk off into the woods !

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