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Hospice use increases but aggressive care still common: study
Modern Healthcare

Fewer seniors died in hospitals during the past decade and the use of hospice increased, but more elderly were also hospitalized within a month of dying or moved within days of death, research shows. Results, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggest that hospice care has not replaced aggressive medical intervention at the end of life, said Dr. Joan Teno, lead author of the study and a professor of health services policy and practices at Brown University.