(Brad Mattes / Life Issues Institute ) – “You need to make this patient go bye-bye.” According to an FBI affidavit, these are the words of Brad Harris, owner of a Dallas-area hospice. The document also stated the likely reason for hastening the patient’s death. Federal reimbursements may decrease the longer a patient is there.
The question of hospice’s role in hastening death has been around for a long time. And with good reason. Evidence continues to show that hospices, like all medical entities, are motivated by the income their services generate. CONTINUE