(Press-News.org) About The Study: In this study, in both Medicaid only and dual-eligible populations, Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black individuals had the lowest odds of receiving hospice, and Hispanic individuals had the highest odds of a short hospice stay. Knowledge about, access to, and acceptance of hospice may be lacking for these low-income individuals. Further research is needed to understand barriers to and facilitators of hospice use for people with nursing facility stays.
Authors: Julie Robison, Ph.D., of UConn Health, Center on Aging in Farmington, Connecticut, is the corresponding author.
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Racial and ethnic differences in hospice use among Medicaid-only and dual-eligible decedents
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