Terminally ill patients deserve good care during their last months. Hospice is a critical aspect to that. Hospice needs to ensure that patients are cared for and meet standards that ensure the best qualify of care for the dying.
The article, “Terminally Ill Patients Deserve Hospice Care Reforms” by Ross Marchand states,
“Every year, hospices offer millions of sick and vulnerable Americans a refuge from medical tests and endless injections in their final days. In 1982, lawmakers realized that a growing network of hospices offered similarly effective but more pleasant care than hospitals for terminally ill patients, at a fraction of the cost.”
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