would the hospice consider that a failure?
If I were under Hospice care and recovered I would be to damn Happy to care one way or the other.
I hate to break up a good discussion with facts, but in order to be admitted to Hospice, you generally have to be certified by two physicians that you are, in fact, terminal. Also, once in Hospice, curative measures are usually stopped. That is, the disease isn’t treated, the symptoms are.
That said, I have seen patients who were discharged from Hospice care. Usually, it’s because they lived longer than they were expected to.
I know a woman whose father had a spontaneous remission from a brain tumor after he was in hospice care!