The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2023
Death and taxes may be inevitable, but where we die is usually not a topic of public policy or discussion. Hospice care is the specialized treatment that provides support and comfort to patients who are terminally ill with a general life expectancy of six months or less. In this chapter, we take a close look at serious disease and hospice care in the United States and Virginia. We examine the demand for hospice care by Medicare beneficiaries as well as the changing nature of hospice care suppliers as now more than two-thirds of hospices nationwide operate as for-profit entities.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Death and Dying in Hampton Roads" (2023). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 207.