“How Tens of Thousands of Patients Who Weren’t Actually Dying Wound up on Hospice Care”

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The Washington Post reports that one in three patients sent to hospice were not given key information, including the fact that they were foregoing curative care. “Patients who aren’t near death are more profitable because they typically require fewer services,” the report points out. “Hospices are paid a flat daily rate for hospice patients.”

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