Distribution of hospice patients in the U.S. by race 2017

This statistic displays the distribution of United States hospice patients by race in 2017. In that year, 8.2 percent of hospice patients were Black or African American. 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.

Distribution of U.S. hospice patients in 2017, by race

Distribution of patients
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

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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