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Definition of Hospice

Hospice: A program or facility that provides special care for people who are near the end of life and for their families. Hospice care can be provided at home, in a hospice or other freestanding facility, or within a hospital.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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