Death rates for Americans ages 15 and older rose sharply in 2020, hitting Black and Hispanic Americans the hardest, according to CDC report.
Quality scores and survey results should correlate, yet sometimes do not.
Colorado has two exciting palliative care developments to share.
EOL care for those with serious, persistent mental illness...
Hospice Volunteer Data: The Case for Consistent Data Collection & Reporting
Hospices challenged to consider services for patients with dementia and inpatient units.
Interesting payment consideration.
Hospice is valued for providing humanity, as well as technical expertise...
Interesting angle on lower hospice utilization by minorities.
An interesting application of Hospice Compare quality data...
Interesting reflection on listening to our patients, clearly communicating expectations based on their choices, and honoring their wishes...
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Most drivers have checked the organ donation box on their licenses, and half of dying people receive hospice. So how can hospices help solve organ and tissue donation shortages?
Prison Hospice program provides training for jobs after release.
Updated... This will be something to watch...
Hospices striving to address social determinants of health.
Cool story about expanding prison hospice in Illinois - good work folks!
Ethics circles talk about challenges with serving unbefriended patients in hospitals, but this is an interesting application to hospices.
How might these methods impact hospice and home health providers?
Interesting article - perhaps addressing a challenging topic infrequently discussed.
Colorado's 2nd year of Medical Aid in Dying.
Pediatric concurrent hospice info...
Positive hospice story in Minnesota...