Tag: hospice

1. A systematic review of outcome measures found that only a minority addressed quality of life and patient (child) reported outcomes, and many did not measure psychometric properties. 2. Commonly measured outcomes included health-related quality of life, spiritual well-being, satisfaction with care and/or communication, perceived social support, and family involvement...
1. According to a retrospective review of hospice patients, certain patient demographics, including black race, failure to thrive diagnosis, nursing home residency, and Sunday deaths, were associated with fewer visits by professional hospice workers in the last two days before death. 2. While difficult to assign causality with this type...
1. Among patients older than 65 years of age who died with cancer in 2010, rates of end-of-life acute hospitalization differ widely across several developed nations, and are highest in Belgium, Canada, Germany, England, and Norway. 2. Hospital expenditures near end-of-life also vary widely, independent of hospitalization rate, and are...
1. Individuals with poor-prognosis cancer who received hospice care had fewer hospital admissions, intensive care unit stays, invasive procedures, and were less likely to die in the hospital or a nursing facility when compared to those who did not receive hospice care. 2. Individuals with poor-prognosis cancer who received hospice...
1. In a retrospective review of patient data from 12 hospices in the US, 16.3% of cancer patients experience late hospice care (length of stay <3 days).  2. Hematologic malignancies, male sex, age <65 years were risk factors for late hospice admission.  Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)  Study Rundown: Despite the known...
Feb 5th- JAMA - The number of patients dying in acute care hospitals declined from 32.6% in 2000 to 24.6% in 2009. Image: PD 1. The number of patients dying in acute care hospitals declined from 32.6% in 2000 to 24.6% in 2009. 2. The use of hospice services doubled from 21.6%...