(HOSPICE) NOT AWARE OF VALUE

By Ed Edelson HealthDay Reporter, Forbes Magazine
Forwarded by LCol Art Krause, USAF (Ret)

Giving straightforward information to elderly people facing death in nursing homes makes them more likely to enter hospices, where they can receive better care in the last days of their life, a new study finds.

One of every five people who got the informational visit entered a hospice within the next 30 days, compared to only one person among those who received usual care. Eventually, 25 percent of those getting hospice information entered hospices, compared to 6 percent of those who did not.

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