Accession Number:

ADA222162

Title:

A Study of Development a Methodology for Determining Hospice Need in a Military Health Care Catchment Area

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis. Jul 1983-Jul 1984

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE