Hospice Eligiblity by Diagnosis

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The following symptoms/conditions in the presence of a life-limiting illness or progressive disease may be indicative of a patient's eligiblity for hospice services. A culmination of symptoms, which may not be outlined in this resource, may support clinical eligibility for hospice care. This tool is a guide and a patient may qualify for hospice, even if not all conditions are met. With this fact in mind, it is always recommended the hospice be contacted to evaluate a patient's condition. Determination of hospice eligibilty and prognosis are made by the patient's attending physician and the hospice medical director with input from the hospice interdisciplinary team.

Each tab represents a specific disease/condition and provides indicators to diagnose and determine eligiblity for hospice care. 

Online resources for medical professionals are located toward the bottom of this page and are for the use of medical professionals only.



Online Diagnostic References For Medical Professionals