Place of death among older Americans: does state spending on home- and community-based services promote home death?

@article{Muramatsu2008PlaceOD,
  title={Place of death among older Americans: does state spending on home- and community-based services promote home death?},
  author={Naoko Muramatsu and Ruby L Hoyem and Hongjun Yin and Richard T. Campbell},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={829-38}
}
BACKGROUND The majority of Americans die in institutions although most prefer to die at home. States vary greatly in their proportion of home deaths. Although individuals' circumstances largely determine where they die, health policies may affect the range of options available to them. OBJECTIVE To examine whether states' spending on home- and community-based services (HCBS) affects place of death, taking into consideration county health care resources and individuals' family… CONTINUE READING

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