Chithra Perumalswami, MD, MSc
CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellow
Defining High Quality Health Care at the End of Life: Obesity in Hospice
Little is known about the challenges of providing high quality health care at the end of life for patients with obesity. We conducted 22 semi-structured telephone interviews with hospice medical directors from each major geographic region of the US to understand physicians’ clinical and administrative perspectives regarding the effects of obesity on quality of hospice care for patients, caregivers, nurses, and other members of the hospice team.