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Patients receiving care from for-profit hospices have worse experiences than those in not-for-profit hospices, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation. The study analyzed surveys completed by family caregivers of patients treated by over 3,100 hospices nationally and found that family members reported worse care experiences from for-profit hospices across all domains assessed.
Family caregivers of patients treated by for-profit hospices were nearly 5 percentage points less likely to recommend their hospice than those in not-for-profit hospices. The growth of for-profit hospices is particularly concerning, given their profit incentives, which have been shown to affect how they care for patients. The findings are published in the latest edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Read The Press Release: https://www.rand.org/news/press/2023/02/27.html
Link to the Study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2801753
Martin J. Solomon is a principal at Solomon & Relihan PC and has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1970. He practices exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on nursing home abuse and neglect. Martin is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, a past president of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Center for Disability Law and the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. He is a member of the Nursing Home Litigation Group in the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association), the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform and the Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevent Prevention Alliance.