Hospice and palliative care
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Supply-Side Differences Only Modestly Associated with Inpatient Hospitalizations among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Last Six Months of Life
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
This study examined rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries and inpatient hospitalizations during their last six months of life. The study concluded that care at the end of life is much the same for rural and urban Medicare decedents.
A Positive Association Between Hospice Profit Margin and the Rate at Which Patients Are Discharged Before Death
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
The links between the increasing live discharge rate from hospice and the quality of care is examined.
Providing Hospice Care in Rural Areas: Challenges and Strategies to Address Them
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Hospices in rural settings face challenges in the provision of hospice care as a result of their location and the size of their service area population. To ascertain the challenges that hospices face in serving rural communities, researchers conducted in-depth case studies of four different models of hospice care in rural areas. The authors describe strategies used by the case study hospices and recommend policies that could increase access to hospice care for rural Medicare beneficiaries and other rural residents. National initiatives to improve end-of-life care need to consider the special challenges faced by rural hospices.
Do Rural Elders Have Limited Access to Medicare Hospice Services?
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
Examines whether there are urban-rural differences in use of the Medicare hospice benefit before death and whether those differences suggest that there is a problem with access to hospice care for rural Medicare beneficiaries.