Journal Article

Patient safety incidents in home hospice care: the experiences of hospice interdisciplinary team members.

Smucker DR; Regan S; Elder NC; Gerrety E.

Examining patient safety in home hospice care, the authors found that falls and inadequate symptom control (an error of omission) were the most common concerns, often related to patient or family caregiver actions rather than the home hospice team. This study reveals unique safety considerations around providing end-of-life care for patients.