Published in Healthcare Finance, Tax and Law Weekly, May 4th, 2005
According to the report from the United States, "Heart failure is a condition for which both palliative care and hospice care can be appropriate. The disease's increasing prevalence and predilection for elderly patients with significant comorbidity underscore the need to integrate these modes of care with the acute care approach that has dominated heart failure treatment."
P.J. Hauptman and E.P. Havranek of St. Louis University Hospital wrote, "We propose integration of a palliative care approach early in the course of heart failure treatment and a tiered process for...
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