Navigation Links
Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC
Date:3/27/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Many people are still dying in hospitals, despite the fact that there has been a decrease in the number of patients who spend their final days in a setting that most would rather avoid, a new government report shows.

While the number of people admitted to U.S. hospitals increased 11 percent between 2000 and 2010, going from 31.7 million to 35.1 million, the number of people who died in hospitals dropped 8 percent, from 776,000 to 715,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The drop in hospital deaths occurred largely among women, the researchers found.

"That could just be that there were more older women who were able to be placed in alternative settings, because women live longer. That's just a hypothesis," said report author Margaret Jean Hall, from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The report was released Wednesday and published in the March NCHS Data Brief.

Overall, the in-hospital death rate is 20 percent lower for people who die from their diagnosed disease, Hall said. For some conditions, however, the decrease is even greater. For example, the in-hospital death rate is down 65 percent for kidney disease, 46 percent for cancer and 27 percent for stroke, Hall noted.

"Almost all of the major reasons people [who are hospitalized die] have gone down," Hall added. "This doesn't mean they are going home or [being] cured, but they aren't dying in the hospital in as large an extent as they were in earlier years."

Because people generally prefer to die at home and not in the hospital, "this is a good sign," Hall pointed out. "But we don't know where they go right after leaving the hospital."

Many patients could be going to nursing homes or to long-term care facilities, Hall suggested. "But these alternatives are less intense and maybe closer to a setting
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study
2. Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll
3. One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
4. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
5. 53 million Americans might have diabetes by 2025, according to a new study in Population Health Management
6. Fewer Young Americans Smoking, Survey Finds
7. Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans
8. Half of Americans with individual health plans could gain better coverage under the ACA
9. 1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC
10. WSU study finds overwhelming evidence of hidden heart disease in hypertensive African-Americans
11. More Than 46 Million Americans Uninsured in 2011: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC
(Date:4/27/2015)... (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 Douglas Fitzpatrick ... help his clients feel secure, but also helps secure homes ... 7 p.m., Douglas will be manning a booth at the ... Lausche Building, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. , ... event that will feature hundreds of adoptable pets from more ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 FMC Corporation’s Health ... its wide range of market leading ingredients and solutions ... in Geneva, Switzerland. Vitafoods Europe 2015 expects to host ... showcasing the latest research in such areas as digestive ... , FMC Health and Nutrition’s booth will feature its ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 A' Design Award and ... SMRT IMAGE Lumica by Boombang Inc Design Team has ... Design Award in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and ... SMRT IMAGE Lumica, Boombang Inc Design Team, the creative ... Lumica explained “SMRT Image Lumica is a two-way communication ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Cannabix Technologies Inc. ... that Mr. Rocco Iannapollo has become an Advisor to ... for law enforcement and workplace testing. Mr. Iannapollo is ... 20 years of experience in the oil and gas ... experience with supplier, employer, and DOT compliance policies and ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable ... Alpine Valley Music Theatre and the Isleta Amphitheater. ... New Mexico area can celebrate because their favorite performer ... Buffett will be performing alongside legendary performers, Huey ... stops during the summer and fall months of 2015 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Farmers Insurance Agent Douglas Fitzpatrick Ensures Pets Find Homes 2Health News:FMC Health and Nutrition to Feature Epax® Brand Omega-3 Ingredients at Vitafoods Europe 2015 2Health News:Boombang Inc Design Team wins Platinum in A' Medical Product Design Awards 2Health News:Rocco Iannapollo becomes an Advisor to Cannabix Technologies 2Health News:Rocco Iannapollo becomes an Advisor to Cannabix Technologies 3Health News:Rocco Iannapollo becomes an Advisor to Cannabix Technologies 4Health News:Cheap Jimmy Buffett Tickets at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, WI and at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM Now on Sale at TicketDown.com 2
... deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness, a risk factor for ... new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society,s www.endo-society.org ... units (IU) per day had a decrease in central arterial ... humans with most of our body,s requirement of vitamin D, ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, ... prostate cancer vaccine extended the lives of men with ... study shows. The vaccine, called Provenge (sipuleucel-T), improved ... and involved less toxicity than chemotherapy. However, with a ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- ... warning of Parkinson,s disease and other neurological disorders, new research ... condition in which people violently act out their dreams during ... to develop Parkinson,s and related neurological disorders as much as ...
... prostate cancer, especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that ... they age than men who stay free of the disease, ... on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. ... of Urology International , could help scientists gain a better ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- The ... their 40s is due more to the technology itself than ... study. For years, experts have known that mammography,s performance ... and they,ve placed much of the blame on the notion ...
... adults are more likely to use walkers, canes and other ... risk of using them incorrectly, according to new research from ... obesity is an epidemic for this population as well," said ... the project,s lead author. "This research shows that if obesity ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vitamin D deficiency linked to arterial stiffness in black teens 2Health News:Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study 2Health News:Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study 3Health News:Sleep Disorder May Help Predict Parkinson's Decades Earlier 2Health News:Sleep Disorder May Help Predict Parkinson's Decades Earlier 3Health News:Dense bones linked to raised risk for prostate cancer 2Health News:Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women 2Health News:Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women 3Health News:Study: Weight issues move up need for walkers, canes, other devices 2Health News:Study: Weight issues move up need for walkers, canes, other devices 3
(Date:4/27/2015)... FORT WORTH, Texas , April 27, 2015 ... microscopy market is segmented based on type, application, and geography ... valued at $728.9 million in 2014, and is expected to ... through the forecast period. Browse through the TOC ... an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is ... securities of Celladon Corporation ("Celladon" or the "Company") (NasdaqGM: ... Peretz Bronstein or his investor relations coordinator ... The investigation concerns whether Celladon and certain ... and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t2mvbz/endoscopy_global ... "Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , , ,The global endoscopy market is ... growing at around 7.0% CAGR from 2014 to ... are aging population, increase in cancer, diabetes, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Optical Microscopy Market is Expected to Reach $829.9 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 3.0% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Optical Microscopy Market is Expected to Reach $829.9 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 3.0% From 2014 to 2019 3SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Celladon Corporation 2Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020: Market is expected to reach approximately $43 billion with Johnson and Johnson, Olympus and Covidien Dominating 2Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020: Market is expected to reach approximately $43 billion with Johnson and Johnson, Olympus and Covidien Dominating 3
... Nov. 17 Mersana Therapeutics , a ... an ongoing Phase 1 study of its lead development candidate, ... were presented in a poster session at the ... in Boston, MA November 15-19, 2009. XMT-1001 is a conjugate ...
... , SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 17 ... Securities Dealers Association Quotation System ("Arigene") (KOSDAQ: 067850), today announced ... announced merger agreement dated October 2, 2009 with Trimeris, Inc. ... of the expiration date of the tender offer being conducted ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mersana Therapeutics Provides Clinical Update from Ongoing Phase 1 Study of XMT-1001 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors 2Mersana Therapeutics Provides Clinical Update from Ongoing Phase 1 Study of XMT-1001 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors 3Arigene Co., Ltd. Enters Into Amendment To Merger Agreement With Trimeris, Inc. 2Arigene Co., Ltd. Enters Into Amendment To Merger Agreement With Trimeris, Inc. 3Arigene Co., Ltd. Enters Into Amendment To Merger Agreement With Trimeris, Inc. 4
Severe revision options for the knee and hip...
The Natural-Hip combines the surgical simplicity of a straight stem with many of the best features of an anatomic stem....
Calcar replacement stems provide options for revision and trochanteric fractures. Revision hip surgery and trauma often require prosthetic designs that replace proximal medial calcar bone loss....
Design of the Global Advantage Shoulder for shoulder replacement surgery is based on detailed studies of the shoulder, its structure and how it works....
Medicine Products: