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Why Are there No Patient Decision Aids for Hospice?

A range of public and private developers have been producing patient decision aids for a wide range of screening and treatment interventions. One inventory of these evidence-based educational tools is available here.

Therefore, it cam as quite a surprise to read this research article that found there are no decision aids for hospice. “Despite increases in utilization of hospice for end-of-life care, materials for patients remain inadequate. Zero PtDAs designed specifically for this decision exist, and decision aids that mention hospice secondarily provide none of the information considered important by health care consumers.”

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