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Do Hospices Decline To Treat Dying Patients In Crisis?

The Washington Post: Terminal Neglect? How Some Hospices Decline To Treat The Dying
For more than a million patients every year, the burgeoning U.S. hospice industry offers the possibility of a peaceful death, typically at home. But that promise depends upon patients getting the medical attention they need in a crisis, and hundreds of hospices provide very little care to such patients, a Washington Post investigation has found (Whoriskey and Keating, 5/3). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.