TITLE

Advance directives for palliative care use lower Medicare EOL spending

PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Nov2011, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p128
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of advance directives on health care at the end of life. It mentions a study on palliative care in the October 2011 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)," which revealed that Medicare expenditures with advance directives are lower than those without. Included are comments from Hersch Nicholas, a health economist and lead author of the study.
ACCESSION #
67333871

 

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