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Dr. Ziad Obermeyer

The Value Of Hospice Care: An Interview With Dr. Ziad Obermeyer

Critically ill patients enrolled in hospice programs are far less likely to opt for costly, often unnecessary invasive procedures and die in hospitals, according to an extensive new study led by Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, an emergency medicine physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Obermeyer studied thousands of hospice and non-hospice patients using a nationally representative sampling of Medicare fee-for-service […]

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Hospice Leads To Better Care, Lower Costs At End Of Life: JAMA

Terminally ill patients enrolled in hospice care have lower rates of hospitalization, intensive care unit admission and invasive procedures at the end of life, according to an extensive new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hospice patients also incur significantly lower medical costs than non-hospice patients. Researchers, led by Dr. Ziad […]

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