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Hospice Care Research: An Analysis of End-of-Life Costs for Terminally Ill Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Cancer Patients

Published by the Society of Actuaries, October 2018, 
by William Bednar, Joshua Axene, Richard Liliedahl, MD

Research report analyzing the cost of care for deceased cancer patients over the last six months of life. The analysis focuses on the cost differential of hospice care versus not entering hospice for such patients.

 

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Source: Bednar WR, Axene JW, Liliedahl RL. An Analysis of End-of-Life Costs for Terminally Ill Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Cancer Patients. Schaumburg, Society of Actuaries, 2018.