End-of-Life Care Intensity and Hospice Use: A Regional-level Analysis.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Despite increased hospice use over the last decade, end-of-life care intensity continues to increase. To understand this puzzle, we sought to examine regional variation in intensive end-of-life care and determine its associations with hospice use patterns. METHODS Using Medicare claims for decedents aged 66 years and above in 2011, we assessed… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000547

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