Patients needing hospice, palliative care often go to ER

03/20/2014 | (Canada)

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is including funding in its budget aimed at helping reduce the number of hospital emergency department superusers by identifying their core problems. Dr. Cory Neudorf of the Saskatoon Health Region said repeat emergency patients tend to fall into three categories, including patients who need hospice or palliative care, frail elderly with multiple diseases and patients with severe mental health issues.

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