Health care costs in the last week of life associations with End-of-life conversations Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attitude to Death
  • Health Care Costs
  • Neoplasms
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • Patients with advanced cancer who reported having EOL conversations with physicians had significantly lower health care costs in their final week of life. Higher costs were associated with worse quality of death.

publication date

  • March 9, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2862687

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinternmed.2008.587

PubMed ID

  • 19273778

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 480

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 169

number

  • 5