TITLE

New study shows costs of hospice care is less for most end-of-life patients

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the findings of a study about the showing hospice care cost lesser than hospital care for end-of-life patients in the U.S. It is found out that hospice care reduces Medicare program expenses during the patients' last year of life. According to Donald H. Taylor Jr., the study accounts the difference between using and not using hospice care. Further, it proves that hospice care is comparably less costly than hospital care.
ACCESSION #
28138943

 

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