Recent US trends in location of death for cerebrovascular death

Takeaway

  • From 2003–2017, the location of death (LOD) for most individuals in the US with death due to cerebrovascular disease (CBVD-D) was a hospital or nursing facility (NF), but home or hospice facility (HF) LOD is increasing, and LOD disparities exist.

Why this matters

  • Factors associated with LOD are unknown.

  • Awareness of LOD trends and disparities may help clinicians advise patients with CBVD and their caregivers regarding expectations and options.