End of Life Care
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The paper examines three programs that dominate EOL care in the current healthcare sector in the US. These include the inpatient/ICU or hospital-based palliative care program, nursing homes and hospice EOL programs. The paper analyzes their efficiencies, explains the advantages and disadvantages of ICU palliative care programs and finally posits that among the three, both hospice and nursing home programs are determined as better options than the ICU program. The paper explains that this is primarily because these two programs provide the care, efficiency and satisfaction that the elderly need as they go through the end of life phase in their lives.
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