HHS Inspector General Finds Serious Flaws In 20% Of U.S. Hospice Programs

(By Ina Jaffe for NPR)

We all hope for some peace and comfort at the end of life. Hospices are designed to make that possible, relieving pain and providing emotional and spiritual support. But two new government studies released Tuesday morning find that the vast majority of hospices have sometimes failed to do that.

And there’s no easy way for consumers to distinguish the good hospices from the bad.  Continue reading article here…

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