Distribution of U.S. hospice patients based on length of service in 2016

U.S. hospice patients by length of stay 2016 This statistic displays the proportion of hospice patients in the United States by the length of service received in 2016. In that year, 12.6 percent of hospice patients in the United States received 8 to 14 days of service. 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.
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Percentage of hospice patients
1-7 days27.9%
8-14 days12.6%
15-30 days13.7%
31-60 days12.6%
61-90 days7.7%
91-180 days12%
More than 180 days13.6%
Percentage of hospice patients
1-7 days27.9%
8-14 days12.6%
15-30 days13.7%
31-60 days12.6%
61-90 days7.7%
91-180 days12%
More than 180 days13.6%
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This statistic displays the proportion of hospice patients in the United States by the length of service received in 2016. In that year, 12.6 percent of hospice patients in the United States received 8 to 14 days of service. 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.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes

Note that the findings for the 2017 report reflect only those patients who received care in 2016 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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