Fewer Patients with Renal Disease Receiving Hospice

Many Medicare patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are not receiving hospice care, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine. A study of over 770,000 Medicare beneficiaries, average age almost 75, over a 14-year time period, indicates only 20 percent of end-stage renal disease patients use…