The Medicare Hospice Benefit's Influence on Dying in Nursing Homes

Miller, Susan C.; Mor, Vince; Coppola, Kristen; Teno, Joan; Laliberte, Linda; Petrisek, Ann C.
December 1998
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Winter1998, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p367
Academic Journal
Discusses the dying experience of nursing home residents and of the influence of the Medicare hospice benefit in nursing homes in the United States. Criticism on the Office of Inspector General's study of hospice care in nursing homes; Concerns regarding access to the Medicare hospice benefit in nursing homes; Need for further understanding of the dying experience of nursing home residents.


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