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Expansion of home/community end of life services can reduce acute care costs and benefit patients by accommodating expressed preferences on place of death.
Maintains that health care and community services are not equipped to meet the needs of people who face a prolonged period of progressive illness and disability before death.
The authors identify the options for reforming the care system to meet the needs of chronically ill elderly patients.
A comprehensive and authoritative guide about how to make quality improvement for end of life care happen within health care systems.
A Handbook for Mortals offers common sense advice about issues ranging from pain management to navigating the care system, helps patients and families take charge of the end of life.