The importance of proximity to death in modelling community medication expenditures for older people: evidence from New Zealand.

@article{Moore2014TheIO,
  title={The importance of proximity to death in modelling community medication expenditures for older people: evidence from New Zealand.},
  author={Patrick V Moore and Kathleen Bennett and Charles Normand},
  journal={Applied health economics and health policy},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={623-33}
}
BACKGROUND Concerns about the long-term sustainability of health care expenditures (HCEs), particularly prescribing expenditures, has become an important policy issue in most developed countries. Previous studies suggest that proximity to death (PTD) has a significant effect on total HCEs, with its exclusion leading to an overestimation of likely growth. There are limited studies of pharmaceutical expenditures in which PTD is taken into account. OBJECTIVE This study presents an empirical… CONTINUE READING
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