Regenstrief Institute

Hospitals need to give patients better guidance about post-acute facilities, experts argue

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Too many patients choose a post-acute care facility for the wrong reasons because hospitals do not give necessary and needed guidance, according to a paper forthcoming in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

Optimistic beginning for a hospital-avoidance program

Optimistic beginning for a hospital-avoidance program

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It's not hard to see why federal regulators want fewer residents going to hospitals. It's good to see somebody's trying to make it happen, too.

Minorities have lower utilization of hospice, have higher overall costs, research finds

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While enrollment in hospice is soaring, nonwhite Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure are 20% less likely to use hospice, a new study finds.