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Only 1 in 5 older adults in LTACH alive after 5 years

August 29, 2019
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More than 70% of patients do not have advance directives prior to surgery

August 14, 2019
Approximately 71% of patients seen in perioperative testing clinics prior to surgery do not have any advanced care directives in place, according to a study published in…
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Earlier planning needed to improve end of life outcomes

June 20, 2019
Among patients with cancer referred to hospice, advanced care planning documented in electronic health records was tied to significantly fewer hospital admissions within…
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1-year mortality rate in older adults starting dialysis higher than previously thought

April 23, 2019
A recent study of 1-year mortality rates following dialysis initiation in adults over 65.5 years found that the mortality rate in the older adults was nearly double the…
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