The clinical and economic development of hospice in the United States is discussed.
The categories and distribution of expenditures for hospice care of the dying are outlined.
Economic principles useful to the analysis of health programs are introduced.
A review of the strongest studies regarding the cost and benefits of hospice care for the dying is then provided.
The article concludes that hospice offers care that differs substantially from conventional oncologic care of dying people with cancer, and is either neutral or mildly cost-saving in its influence on health care costs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse coût efficacité, Service hospitalier, Spécialité médicale, Soin palliatif, Vieillard, Homme, Stade terminal, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Accompagnement mourant, Unité soin palliatif
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cost efficiency analysis, Hospital ward, Medical specialty, Palliative care, Elderly, Human, Terminal stage, Health economy, United States, North America, America, Hospice care
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Cote : 96-0296692
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.