Number of hospice deaths in the U.S. in 2016 and 2017, by primary diagnosis

In 2017, there were around 332,718 deaths in hospices in the U.S. due to cancer. Hospices provide medical care, pain management, as well as emotional and spiritual support. However, care for a patient is emphasized in a hospice where hospice staff typically visits a patient.

Number of hospice deaths in 2016 and 2017, by primary diagnosis

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016 and 2017

Supplementary notes


Note that the findings for the 2018 report reflect only those patients who received care in 2017 through the Medicare Hospice Benefit and the hospices certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide care for them.

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