Health economics of a palliative care unit for terminal cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate cost-reduction efficacy of a palliative care unit (PCU) by analyzing medical expenses of terminal cancer patients. Hospital bills and medical records of 656 patients who died of cancer from January to December 2007 at one university hospital in Seoul were analyzed. Of the total 656 patients, 126 died in the PCU… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-010-1047-y

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