A Study of Development a Methodology for Determining Hospice Need in a Military Health Care Catchment Area
Master's thesis. Jul 1983-Jul 1984
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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This study was conducted to develop a methodology for determining hospice need in a specific military hospital catchment area. A medical record review was conducted to categorize patients as to their need for hospice services. The author concluded that hospice services be initiated when the catchment area has a low Hispanic population and a large volunteer force available. The author also recommended hospices be made available to all terminally ill patients, regardless of their providers illness. Keywords Health care, Hospice initiation.
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