Access to home-based hospice care for rural populations: Identification of areas lacking service.

Publication Date: December 1st, 2006
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Virnig B, Ma H, Hartman L, Moscovice I, Carlin B.

Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Many persons dying of cancer enroll in home-based hospice prior to death. It is established in the literature that persons in rural settings are less likely to use hospice than persons living in urban areas. This study examines whether this is due, in part, to a lack of hospice providers serving rural areas.

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