Monday, March 09, 2009

Another hospice benefit

Check out the latest research in the article: Discussing end-of-life care lowers cost. I hope some of the doctors out there will read the study and apply the principles to their practices.

After interviewing the patients' caregivers and nurses, the researchers concluded that palliative care led to more comfortable deaths, and aggressive care did not prolong life.
"The more aggressive care you get, the worse your quality of life. The longer you're in hospice and receive palliative care, the better your quality of life in that last week," Prigerson said.

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