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In 2007, around 10% of all hospice admissions were for people with a primary diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America. Alexandria, VA: NHPCO; 2008. http://www.nhpco.org/files/public/statistics_research/nhpco_facts-and-figures_2008.pdf

Reference

Title
NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America
Publisher
NHPCO
Publication Date
2008
Authors
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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