Hospice cost fluctuates during length of service

May 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;May2009, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p54
The article reports on the findings of a U.S. hospice care study in "Inquiry," which found that hospice cost fluctuates from patient to patient depending on the length of service. The study likewise revealed that hospice care can improve symptom management and quality of life for patients, but intensity and cost of care varies from every patient. It notes that costs are higher at the start of service due to staff time needed to set up the admission and plan of care.


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