For-profit hospices select patients who require less care, study shows
For-profit hospices were also shown to be more likely to have patients without cancer diagnoses and more dementia patients, which require fewer visits from hospice nurses and social workers.
Nonprofit Hospice Advocacy Group Urges Prompt Action to Address "Cherry Picking" of Patients by For-profit Hospices - bit.ly/hkA0yo
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