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Characteristics of Hospice Patients Utilizing Hospice Inpatient/Residential Facilities

Overview of attention for article published in American journal of hospice & palliative care, December 2012
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Title
Characteristics of Hospice Patients Utilizing Hospice Inpatient/Residential Facilities
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American journal of hospice & palliative care, December 2012
DOI 10.1177/1049909112469717
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Authors

Kyusuk Chung, Sloane C. Burke

Abstract

Given the increasing popularity of a hospice inpatient/residential facility (HIRF) among hospice patients and their family members, examining who uses HIRFs has been of increasing importance. Using the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS), we found that about 14% of the hospice patients received care in an HIRF in 2007. Characteristics of patients associated with HIRF use largely match the industry norm for a general inpatient level of care and include having no caregiver or having an incapable caregiver; having imminent death; and being directly admitted to a hospice after discharge from a hospital. Given a recent stricter enforcement of reimbursement rules, however, we call for close monitoring of any change in the number of HIRF beds--particularly in rural and low-income urban areas.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 37%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 21%
Researcher 3 16%
Other 2 11%
Librarian 1 5%
Other 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 26%
Social Sciences 5 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Other 1 5%

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