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Why might people in palliative care be hospitalized for a long time?

Audrey K. Chun, MD
Geriatric Medicine
Palliative care patients have illnesses that are not easy to treat. They may have symptoms, such as pain, fatigue and depression, which are difficult to control. Some of our patients have been hospitalized for a long time because there is nowhere else that can safely care for them and meet their needs.

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