TITLE

Ped hospice expenditures affected by ethnicity

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;May2009, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the findings of a study which examined the use of pediatric hospice and the factors affecting the costs of pediatric hospice in the U.S. In this study, the authors conducted an analysis of Medicaid administrative data and death certificates for 1,527 children who received coverage through the Florida Medicaid program. Results suggest that African American non-Hispanic, Hispanic, and children of other races had $730 to $880 fewer hospice expenditures than white Americans.
ACCESSION #
38712641

 

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