OLDER ADULTS WITH ADVANCED HIV/AIDS AND THEIR INFORMAL CAREGIVERS' COMMUNICATION ON END-OF-LIFE CARE

V.H. Raveis, M. Carrero, D. Karus, P.A. Selwyn
2017 Innovation in aging  
For each indicator, hospices are grouped into deciles. We count how many times a hospice appears in the highest three deciles for each indicator to determine which hospices are outliers. Out of 3,946 hospices, there are 15 hospices which are in the highest three deciles for all five indicators. 235 hospices are in the highest three deciles for four or five indicators. The majority of hospices in the highest three deciles for four or five indicators are located in the south census region
more » ... nsus region (72.3%). 8.8% of for profit hospices have four or more QIs in the three highest deciles compared to only 1.8% of other hospices. The average spending per beneficiary for hospices with four or more QIs in the highest three deciles is $27,365 compared to $15,441 for hospices with 3 or fewer indicators in the highest three deciles.
doi:10.1093/geroni/igx004.1785 fatcat:bta7gmg5izanjd5qmeuaiyk4ma