What are the benefits of hospice for a patient at the end of life compared to other options?

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ThomasSmithMD (Physician - Oncology - Hematology/Oncology (Verified) ) - 12 / 16 / 2012

Every single trial shows equal or better symptom management, better communication, less family distress, and equal or even better survival. Not a single trial shows harm. Use hospice because it is better care, with better survival and less distress for families.
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