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A third of people in hospice report pain at their last hospice care visit before death.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health: United States, 2010: With special feature on death and dying. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus10.pdf

Reference

Title
Health: United States, 2010: With special feature on death and dying
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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