Dying patients would get better care if hospitals and nursing homes act as partners, a Brown University medical professor told a Senate panel.
Dr. Vince Mor, a professor of community health at Brown University in Rhode Island, testified before the Senate Aging Committee that patient choices could be better carried out if "a single health-care provider, or health-care system, is accountable for an episode of care." Mor said, "Hospitals and nursing homes must become partners in order to decrease inappropriate health care transitions, particularly in the last months of life."
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Brown Professor Testifies at U.S. Senate Hearing on Care for Patients With Advanced Illness