Hospice News May 24, 2024
Jim Parker

If more patients were to document their end-of-life wishes, it could effectively transform aspects of the nation’s health care system, generating cost savings and better outcomes, according to Minnesota-based physician Dr. Michael Madison.

Madison is a neurovascular surgeon whose practice has focused on treating stroke and brain aneurysm. He is also the founder of the advance care planning platform Thanacare. His experience treating advanced neurological illness opened his eyes to the need for advance care plans and the adverse impact that a lack of planning can have on families.

Hospice News spoke with Madison about the importance of upstream planning and how hospice and palliative care providers can leverage their skills to help ensure a better experience for patients and...

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