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Diagnosis of Hospice Patients

  • Cancer:  35.6%
  • Heart Disease:  14.3%
  • Debility Unspecified:  13.0%
  • Dementia:  13.0%
  • Lung Disease:  8.3%
  • Other:  5.4%
  • Stroke or Coma:  4.2%
  • Kidney Disease:  2.4%
  • Non-ALS Motor Neuron:  1.2%
  • Liver Disease:  1.9%
  • HIV/AIDS:  0.3%
  • ALS:  0.4%
Figures are for 2010 Source: "NHPCO Facts and Figures on Hospice Care - 2011 Edition"; National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization