Tag Archives: end of life

Hospice Reimbursement May Disincentivize Care for Expensive Patients

A study by the Commonwealth Foundation found that patients with expensive treatment, such as palliative chemotherapy, were more likely to be turned away from hospice facilities. Some findings include The … Continue reading 

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When Less Is More – Editorial

The L.A. Times published an editorial July 29 summing up years of data showing that aggressively screening and treating people for cancer does not always benefit them. The editorial also … Continue reading 

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Harvard to Test End of Life Checklist for Cancer Patients

Up to 450 cancer patients, seen by 60 oncologists, will provide feedback on patient satisfaction and treatment choices over the next three years. The aim of the program is to … Continue reading 

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