Hospice Care in Iowa: On the Rise, but Obstacles Persist

Aug 11, 2010

Half of all people who die in Iowa do so under hospice care. That's well above the national average, which makes sense for a state with an aging population. Yet as the hospice industry has boomed over the past decade, experts say patients and their families still face serious obstacles to getting the best end-of-life care. Iowa Public Radio's Kate Wells reports on the communication barriers and information gaps that surround hospice care in Iowa.