Integration of Palliative Care and Infection Management at End-of-Life in US Nursing Homes.

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Summary of "Integration of Palliative Care and Infection Management at End-of-Life in US Nursing Homes."

Infections in nursing home (NH) residents are often terminal illnesses. Integration of palliative care (PC) and infection management (IM), is a new concept that can help reduce burdensome treatments and improve quality of care for NH residents at the end-of-life.


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Name: Journal of pain and symptom management
ISSN: 1873-6513


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