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2014-06-13 08:24:26

HAMDEN, Conn., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, home care and hospice are emerging as some of the most fertile ground on the healthcare landscape for accelerated integration to improve quality and reduce costs. According to Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, Senior Manager at Simione Healthcare Consultants, these mostly "out-of-hospital" care delivery models are gaining more attention from hospitals and health networks, who continue to forge ahead in developing systems of care that will...

2013-02-06 10:09:20

In a study that included data on more than 800,000 Medicare beneficiaries who died between 2000 — 2009, a lower proportion died in an acute care hospital in recent years, although both intensive care unit (ICU) use and the rate of health care transitions increased during the last month of life, according to a study appearing in the February 6 issue of JAMA. "Site of death has been proposed as a quality measure for end-of-life care because, despite general population surveys...

2011-07-15 00:00:37

Northeast Takes the Lead; South Lags Behind: Growth Likely to Continue as Public Becomes Aware New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Palliative care in U.S. hospitals has increased for the tenth consecutive year, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). The number of hospitals with a palliative care team increased from 658 (24.5%) to 1,568 (63.0%)"“a steady 138.3% increase from 2000-2009. Palliative care is specialized medical care...

2011-07-14 09:03:00

Northeast Takes the Lead; South Lags Behind Growth Likely to Continue as Public Becomes Aware NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Palliative care in U.S. hospitals has increased for the tenth consecutive year, according to a new analysis released today by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). The number of hospitals with a palliative care team increased from 658 (24.5%) to 1,568 (63.0%)-a steady 138.3% increase from 2000-2009. Palliative care is specialized...


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  • To talk saucily.
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