Survival of Medicare Patients After Enrollment in Hospice Programs
Christakis, Nicholas A.
Escarce, Jose J.
New England Journal of Medicine 1996 July 18; 335(3): 172- 178
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Christakis, Nicholas A.; Escarce, Jose J. (1996-07-18)BACKGROUND: Each year more than 220,000 Medicare beneficiaries receive care from hospice programs designed to enhance the quality of the end of life. Enrollment requires certification by a physician that the patient has ...
Glare, Paul; Virik, Kiran; Jones, Mark; Hudson, Malcolm; Eychmuller, Steffen; Simes, John; Christakis, Nicholas (2003-07-26)OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the accuracy of physicians' clinical predictions of survival in terminally ill cancer patients. DATA SOURCES: Cochrane Library, Medline (1996- 2000), Embase, Current Contents, and ...