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It's Win-Win -- Palliative Care Saves Money, Improves Care


In the U.S., hospice care is an insurance benefit provided to patients who have <6 months to live. However, unlike hospice care, palliative care is beneficial for patients undergoing life-prolonging treatments.  Palliative Care Advantages: Available data show that palliative care services save money from the hospital's perspective. Additional data demonstrate that palliative care services improve the care that patients receive because they have fewer symptoms and do better more...
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