What is Hospice?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families. Patients are referred to hospice when life expectancy is approximately six months or less. Hospice care can continue longer than six months if needed but requires physician certification.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support quality of life 13 3
General health 3 1
Support spiritual health 3 1
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hospice

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hospice

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Duration

Currently using Hospice

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hospice.