For-Profit Hospices

Discharge trends suggest hospices are ditching patients in their last days to preserve profits, Washington Post reports

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Hospices may increasingly be discharging dying patients to hospitals in an effort to protect their bottom lines, according to an article published Thursday in The Washington Post.

Rapid growth of for-profit hospices raises ethical concerns, study says

Rapid growth of for-profit hospices raises ethical concerns, study says

The success of the for-profit hospice industry has caused concern among ethicists who say that the goal of profitability interferes with their ability to provide quality end-of-life care, according to new research.