The overall purpose of this study was to determine cost effectiveness of palliative care on patients in a Home Health and Hospice Setting. Secondary data set was utilized to test the hypotheses of this study. Home health care and Hospice care services have the potential to avert hospital admissions in patients requiring palliative care, which significantly affects Medicare spending. With the aging population, it has become evident that demand for Palliative/Hospice care will increase four-fold. It was determined that current spending on end-of-life care are drastically exhausting Medicare funds and financially weakening numerous families who have patients under Palliative care during life threatening illnesses. The study found that a majority of people registering for Palliative and Hospice care settings are above the age group of 55 years.
|Commitee:||O'Lawrence, Henry, Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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