Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thanks For Pointing That Out, Captain Obvious (Redux)

Chronically-ill patients are more likely to die at home or in a hospice than a hospital.
Now, in fairness, hospitals are much more expensive, and if you know you're likely to die, why would you want to end your days out in a hospital? Plus, there's an incentive for doctors and hospitals to discharge terminal patients quickly, in order to keep their statistics, errrr, healthy.