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Restricting Symptoms Before and After Admission to Hospice

Cheraghlou, Shayan ; Gahbauer, Evelyne A. ; Leo - Summers, Linda ; Stabenau, Hans F. ; Chaudhry, Sarwat I. ; Gill, Thomas M.

American Journal of Medicine, July, 2016, Vol.129(7), p.754.e7-754.e15 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Restricting Symptoms Before and After Admission to Hospice
  • Author: Cheraghlou, Shayan ; Gahbauer, Evelyne A. ; Leo - Summers, Linda ; Stabenau, Hans F. ; Chaudhry, Sarwat I. ; Gill, Thomas M.
  • Subjects: Medical Schools ; Hospices
  • Is Part Of: American Journal of Medicine, July, 2016, Vol.129(7), p.754.e7-754.e15
  • Description: To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.02.017 Byline: Shayan Cheraghlou, Evelyne A. Gahbauer, Linda Leo-Summers, Hans F. Stabenau, Sarwat I. Chaudhry, Thomas M. Gill Abstract: Prior work has shown that symptoms leading to restrictions in daily activities are common at the end of life. Hospice is a Medicare benefit designed to alleviate distressing symptoms in the last 6 months of life. The effect of hospice on the burden of such symptoms is uncertain. Author Affiliation: (a) Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn (b) Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn Article Note: (footnote) Funding: The work for this report was funded by a grant (R37AG17560) from the National Institute on Aging and by the Richard Alan Hirshfield Memorial Fellowship. The study was conducted at the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (P30AG21342). TMG is the recipient of an Academic Leadership Award (K07AG043587) from the National Institute on Aging., Conflict of Interest: None., Authorship: All authors had access to the data and a role in the writing the manuscript.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0002-9343 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.02.017

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