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Medicare to test new option covering curative care for hospice patients

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3357 (Published 16 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3357
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle, USA

Medicare, the US federal health insurance plan for elderly and disabled people, will test a new option for patients who want hospice care but also want to continue to receive care that seeks to achieve a cure.

Currently, Medicare patients who want to receive palliative care provided by hospices must forgo curative care.

Advocates for palliative care contend that this requirement makes many patients …

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