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Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is largely a creation of Medicare: the institution of prospective payment for hospital care in 1983 led to early discharge of patients from the hospital. For frail, ... More


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Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

The evidence suggests that medical care for frail, old people should be interdisciplinary, coordinated, and accessible. Analysis of the current system suggests it should begin with comprehensive ... More


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