Fewer ER visits with palliative care, study finds

12/11/2012 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A study that included 250 elderly patients in long-term care facilities found palliative care services were associated with a reduced need for emergency care, according to researchers at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and the Institute for Aging Research. "This study showed a decrease in emergency room visits for palliative care patients, avoiding an often frightening event for patients and families, while decreasing the high cost of this expensive service for our healthcare system," said palliative care director and lead study author Jody Comart of Hebrew SeniorLife. The findings were reported in The Gerontologist.

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