UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

Information and inscription

  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Ave. Diagonal 684,
    Faculty of Law
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

"Rehabbed to Death"

The New England Journal of Medicine

For a substantial minority of older adults, a stay in a post-acute care facility is the gateway into a cycle between the hospital and the nursing home that spans the final months of life. Certain Medicare and Medicaid policies perpetuate this cycle.