Servando, right, and Warlita de Belen discuss his care with Dr. Jeanine Ellinwood, part of their in-home palliative care team at their home on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Sacramento. Servando was diagnosed with asthma and several years later, his respiratory condition was appropriately diagnosed as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Servando, right, and Warlita de Belen discuss his care with Dr. Jeanine Ellinwood, part of their in-home palliative care team at their home on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Sacramento. Servando was diagnosed with asthma and several years later, his respiratory condition was appropriately diagnosed as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Servando, right, and Warlita de Belen discuss his care with Dr. Jeanine Ellinwood, part of their in-home palliative care team at their home on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Sacramento. Servando was diagnosed with asthma and several years later, his respiratory condition was appropriately diagnosed as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

This type of care can sharply reduce medical costs, so why aren't doctors ordering it?

June 25, 2018 03:55 AM