- 30% growth in the percentage of Medicare decedents using hospice benefit. Impressive!
- Short-stay patients (7 days or less) remained level at one-third of total deaths and discharges. Intractable?
- The size of hospices remained small - nearly 8 out of 10 have fewer than three admissions per week. Subscale?
Does volume matter? No studies to prove either way. What do your professional instincts tell you?