The recent literature on economic issues of hospice care leaves several questions unanswered.
The most important issue concerns how this type of care can be made financially attractive to patients and families for whom it is a medical option.
A major study of a home-based pediatric hospice program permitted a more careful analysis than was previously feasible of the charges for hospice care and how those charges are paid.
Data on provider utilization and duration in the program were obtained retrospectively on 177 patients.
Costs of incidental expenditures and indirect costs were obtained prospectively from the families of 77 patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur, A domicile, Economie santé, Traitement palliatif, Soin, Enfant, Homme, Analyse coût, Modèle, Système santé, Alternative à l'hospitalisation, Organisation santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu familial
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tumor, At home, Health economy, Palliative treatment, Care, Child, Human, Cost analysis, Models, Health system, Public health organization, United States, North America, America, Family environment
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Cote : 93-0269362
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.