Costs associated with resource utilization during the palliative phase of care: a Canadian perspective.

@article{Dumont2009CostsAW,
  title={Costs associated with resource utilization during the palliative phase of care: a Canadian perspective.},
  author={S. Dumont and Philip Jacobs and Konrad Fassbender and D. Scott Anderson and V{\'e}ronique Turcotte and François Harel},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={708-17}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate prospectively the resource utilization and related costs during the palliative phase of care in five regions across Canada. SUBJECTS A cohort of 248 patients registered in a palliative care program and their main informal caregivers were consecutively recruited. RESEARCH DESIGN A prospective research design with repeated measures was adopted. Interviews were conducted at two-week intervals until the patient s passing or up to a maximum of 6 months… CONTINUE READING
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