Palliative consults may boost minority hospice usage, study finds

09/16/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Data from a University of Southern California study suggest inpatient palliative care consultations may help overcome barriers to hospice use among minority patients, researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, found that discharge to hospice rates after an inpatient palliative care consultation were similar across ethnic groups.

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