Navigation Links
While Hospice Care Is Growing, Not All Have Access
Date:4/11/2008

ation level, and the number of people over 65 living in a particular county. People with incomes of more than $100,000, or people who had at least a high school diploma, had better access to hospice care, the study found.

One surprising finding was that older people had less access to hospice care, said Silveira, who was to present the findings Friday at the Society of General Internal Medicine's annual meeting, in Pittsburgh.

One expert said the study may not be entirely accurate, because it relied on data from 2000, and hospice care has become more available in the last decade, although disparities still exist.

"There has been very significant growth in the hospice benefit use under Medicare since 2000," said Vincent Mor, chairman of the Department of Community Health at Brown University School of Medicine. "Thus, the data are relatively old regarding the distribution of hospices around the country. And the hospice provider of service files that they [the study authors] used tend to be even more out of date, which means that they may have undercounted hospices in existence even in 2000," he added.

"However, the general principles underlying the findings certainly are consistent with my own research in the long-term care arena, Mor said. "Rural and poor communities have worse access to all sorts of medical care."

Donald Schumacher, president and chief executive officer of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, said charity is playing less of a role in hospice care than it once did.

"There's been a lot of growth in for-profit hospices," he said. "There are organizations that offer hospice care without being dependent on donations."

Schumacher said Medicare reimbursement is about $125 a day for home hospice care and $600 a day for in-hospice care. "Generally, in-hospice care is short-term care," he said. "Typically, it might be for five to seven days."

Schumacher acknow
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Clopidogrel reloading worthwhile in acute coronary syndromes
2. CooperVision Increases Network Performance While Reducing Costs With Time Warner Telecoms IP VPN
3. Long Term Care Newsletter Helps Preserve Solvency & Sanity While Caring for Loved One
4. Bayer Establishes US Special Access Program for Leukine(R) While Replacing Current Liquid Formulation
5. Get a Six Pack While Giving Back
6. Improving Employee Health While Reducing Costs - A Serious Business Strategy
7. 1 in 10 patients comes to harm while in hospital
8. Defibrillators Not Dangerous While Driving
9. Buildings Across The Country Join St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) For Fourth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign, Asking America To Help Save Childrens Lives While Shopping For The Holidays
10. CareToLive Reports: The FDA Fiddles While 30,000 Men Burn
11. Marlo Thomas and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) Announce Hitting The 50-Partner Milestone as They Kick Off the Fourth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign Which Asks America to Support St. Jude While Shopping This Holiday Season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
While Hospice Care Is Growing, Not All Have Access
(Date:9/2/2014)... Illinois (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer Strategy ... Carlton Chicago. , Becker's Hospital Review Chief Executive ... together hospital and health system Chief Executive Officers, ... hospital and health system executives through high-quality ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... FL (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 After respective performances ... compete against each other on September 5th at Sun Life Stadium. ... the brightest stars in the world of football in Colombian and ... some of the best talent in the world in early September. ... the world according to FIFA. The host nation of the ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, ... special occasion gowns, has released its range of 2014 ... are now offered at low prices. A large proportion ... the beautiful products from iFitDress.com are carefully made by ... it also offers bachelorette party gowns, ivory satin wedding ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... BOSTON (September 2, 2014 4 pm EDT): In a ... American Medical Association , a team of Boston researchers ... improve dietary quality in the United States. The researchers ... at Tufts University, Harvard University and Boston Children,s Hospital ... subsidizing healthier foods could both help people make meaningful ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014 The exciting information sessions and ... Carey Lewis and Bob Wiley. The team ... who have the desire to illuminate entertainment with the ... could be invited to join the Bridge Training ... – Saturday, Sept. 6, Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Becker's Healthcare Announces Hospital CEO and CIO Strategy Roundtables 2Health News:Becker's Healthcare Announces Hospital CEO and CIO Strategy Roundtables 3Health News:Becker's Healthcare Announces Hospital CEO and CIO Strategy Roundtables 4Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami at Sun Life Stadium: Dazzling Deals Tickets Advises Soccer Fans To Reserve Tickets Early for Brazil vs. Colombia Rematch in Florida 2Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami at Sun Life Stadium: Dazzling Deals Tickets Advises Soccer Fans To Reserve Tickets Early for Brazil vs. Colombia Rematch in Florida 3Health News:Discounted Seashell Wedding Dresses Currently Provided By iFitDress.com 2Health News:Taxes and subsidies could encourage healthier diet and lower healthcare costs 2Health News:Actors, Models and Talent for Christ Auditions Are Set for Charlotte and Omaha on Saturday, September 6, 2014 2
... , NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass., Sept. 10 The ... is now offering all sleep medicine services at one location. ... the 84 Faunce Corner Road location in North Dartmouth, MA, ... their sleep disorders. , , While at ...
... , BALTIMORE, Sept. 10 The following statement ... Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative: , , ... addiction remains at pandemic levels, with 23 million Americans suffering from ... diabetes. But you wouldn,t know it from the way our ...
... , FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10 ... on the dangers of synthetic hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, ... safer treatment option. , , A white ... , published in the October edition of Life Extension ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 10 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... , North America Air Purification Equipment ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109900/North-America-Air-Purification-Equipment-Market.html , , ... Equipment in US$ Million & Thousand Units The market is ...
... SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... of technology and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, announced ... to June 30, 2011, for its informedRx PBM business ... Hawaii. Under the agreement, SXC is providing full-service PBM ...
... Sept. 10 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... World Botulinum Toxin Market , ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Botulinum ... for ,Botulinum Toxin, by the Following Segments: Cosmetic, and Therapeutic ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sleep HealthCenters and Southcoast Hospitals Group Expand Patient Services in North Dartmouth 2Health News:Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Statement on Annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data Released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2Health News:Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Statement on Annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data Released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 3Health News:The End of the Bio-Identical Hormone Debate 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 10Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 11Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 12Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 13Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 14Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 15Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM contract renewal with Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund 2Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM contract renewal with Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund 3Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM contract renewal with Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 10Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 11Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 12
(Date:9/2/2014)... -- On July 31, the Food and Drug Administration sent ... forward to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs). The clock is ... U.S. will need to comply with a host of ... subscribe to the strategy to simply sit back and ... it,s widely acknowledged that failure to answer key questions ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Sept. 2, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery ... The growth rate of the ... will remain at double-digit levels throughout the forecast period. ... future of this field. The Asia-Pacific ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... report is available in its catalogue: ... 2020 http://www.reportlinker.com/p02343483/BRIC-Bariatric-Surgery-Devices-Market-Outlook-to-2020.html ... 2020 Summary GlobalData,s ... to 2020", provides key market data on the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:FDA Tells Congress It Intends to Regulate LDTs! Web Conference to Provide Straight Talk on Essential Steps Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups Will Need to Take to Comply 2FDA Tells Congress It Intends to Regulate LDTs! Web Conference to Provide Straight Talk on Essential Steps Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups Will Need to Take to Comply 3Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 2Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 3Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 4Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 5Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 6Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 7Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 8Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 9Asia - Pacific Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Device Market 10BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 4BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 5BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 6BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 7BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 8BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 9BRIC Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 10
... Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ), a biopharmaceutical ... XIAFLEX® in the U.S. and XIAPEX® in Eurasia, today ... the upcoming Lazard Capital Markets 8th Annual Healthcare Conference ... New York, NY.   The live webcast ...
... Nov. 9, 2011 GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC ) ... 30, 2011.   GenVec reported a net loss of ... 30, 2011 compared to a net loss of $2.4 million ($0.18 ... months ended September 30, 2011, GenVec,s net loss was $4.9 million ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at Lazard Capital Markets 8th Annual Healthcare Conference 2GenVec Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2GenVec Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3GenVec Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4GenVec Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5
... Basic ergonomic chairs with ... with lumbar support • Select ... and casters and glides. • ... the following environments: industry, education, ...
... Basic ergonomic chairs with concave ... support • Select options like seats, ... • BTT/1P chairs are recommended for ... clean room, static control, health care ...
... Durable ergonomic chairs with concave seats ... • Select options like seats, backrests, ... Choose the BE Series for top ... including: industry, education, laboratory, clean room, ...
... with concave seats and large backrests ... like seats, backrests, armrests, and casters ... Series for top performance in a ... laboratory, clean room, static control, health ...
Medicine Products: