Healthcare costs rise for cancer patients

December 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2010, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p142
The article reports on the expensive medical services costs for cancer patients who stop hospice care than those patients who stay in the hospice in the U.S. According to the study published in "Journal of Clinical Oncology," emergency and hospitalization services are five times higher health care costs for the patients who disenroll in the service of hospice. It mentions that one out of 10 patients with terminal cancer who enrolled ended up leaving the care.


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