Where We Die: Less in ERs, More at Home

Publication: Healthline
Published on: July 19, 2016
Description: A shift in deaths from emergency departments toward hospice care highlights the need for people to have end-of-life conversations earlier with their loved ones.

Tags: end-of-life, advance care planning, hospice, palliative care, elderly, cancer patients

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elderly woman, walking, hallway

Given the option, many people would prefer to die at home. Research suggests that this preference doesn’t change even as a person’s illness progresses. But patients don’t always have a choice.