End-of-Life Care in the US Steadily Improving

July 19, 2018

(Medscape) – The quality of care at the end of life has improved in the United States since 2000, with fewer deaths occurring in acute care hospitals and more occurring at home or in hospice, according to a new study. Fewer end-of-life patients are being transferred to hospitals for “burdensome care” for things like dehydration and infections, the study found, and use of the intensive care unit (ICU) in the last month of life, which had increased until 2009, has stabilized.

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