Retrospective studies of end-of-life resource utilization and costs in cancer care using health administrative data: A systematic review

  title={Retrospective studies of end-of-life resource utilization and costs in cancer care using health administrative data: A systematic review},
  author={Julia M. Langton and Bianca Blanch and Anna K Drew and Marion Haas and Jane M. Ingham and Sallie-Anne Pearson},
  journal={Palliative Medicine},
  pages={1167 - 1196}
Background: There has been an increase in observational studies using health administrative data to examine the nature, quality, and costs of care at life’s end, particularly in cancer care. Aim: To synthesize retrospective observational studies on resource utilization and/or costs at the end of life in cancer patients. We also examine the methods and outcomes of studies assessing the quality of end-of-life care. Design: A systematic review according to PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for… 

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