By Rachel Armstrong Published October 30, 2019
Palliative care, particularly hospice care, is underutilized throughout the United States. Even with the multitude of well-being and cost benefits associated with the use of hospice, the dying often receive this care too late. The prognosis requirement necessary to receive the Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB) should be modified to better serve those at the end-of-life.
By Rachel Armstrong Published February 23, 2019
Elderly patients are often successfully persuaded by direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising on television for prescription medication. Regulating or banning DTC advertisements would combat unnecessary medication, and improve patient-physician relations.