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

January 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
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.


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