Capitated risk-bearing managed care systems could improve end-of-life care.

  title={Capitated risk-bearing managed care systems could improve end-of-life care.},
  author={Jean M Lynn and A. K. Wilkinson and Felicia G Cohn and Stanley B. Jones},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={46 3},
Capitated or salaried managed care systems offer an important opportunity to provide high quality, cost-effective end-of-life care. However, capitated healthcare delivery systems have strong incentives to avoid patient populations in need of such care. Care currently provided at the end of life in fee-for-service practice is commonly deficient, with high rates of avoidable pain and other burdens. Only hospice offers a better track record, yet access to hospice is limited, and length of stay is… CONTINUE READING


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