End-of-Life Choice, Palliative Care and Counseling

Nearly 100% of Oregon DWD Patients in Hospice Careby admin

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Compassion & Choices, the nation’s largest advocate for end-of-life care and choices and steward of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, today noted that nearly 100% of terminally ill individuals using the law in 2008 were enrolled in hospice. Hospice enrollment among those using the Act increased to 98%, with 59 of the 60 individuals enrolled. Over the prior 10 years of the Act’s existence, 86% of patients using the Act were enrolled in hospice, in itself a very high rate of use.

Read the press release here