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Criteria for Hospice Admission for Patient with Dementia

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with dementia for clinical findings associated with short term survival.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

selection, quality of life, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

Z51.5, F03

Description:

A patient with dementia may live for many years. The presence of several clinical findings may indicate a patient who may only have a few months to live.

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