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Families'' perceptions of end-of-life care in Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs facilities.
Lu H, Trancik E, Bailey FA, Ritchie C, Rosenfeld K, Shreve S, Furman C, Smith D, Wolff C, Casarett D. Families' perceptions of end-of-life care in Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs facilities. Journal of palliative medicine. 2010 Aug 1; 13(8):991-6.
Families of patients who died in VA facilities rated care as being better than did families of those who died in non-VA facilities. These results provide preliminary evidence that the VA''s investment in end-of-life care has contributed to improvements in care in VA facilities compared to non-VA facilities.