The impact of hospices on health care expenditures--the case of Taiwan.

  • Joan C Lo
  • Published 2002 in Social science & medicine


Cancer has been the leading cause of death in Taiwan since 1982, with nearly one out of four deaths caused by malignant neoplasm. The huge amount of money being spent in the acute care setting for terminally ill cancer patients does not increase their wellbeing. In this study, we employ an Instrumental Variable (IV) model to correct for the self-selection… (More)


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