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More US veterans are getting hospice care

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Substantially more U.S. veterans are using hospice following a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to improve care at the end of life. The VA wanted to know the effects of its four-year Comprehensive End-of-Life Care initiative, which began in 2009. The findings of a new study, published in Health Affairs, show that the initiative encouraged more hospice use among military veterans, and that the growth outpaced the rate of increase among demographically comparable members of the public receiving Medicare. more

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