There is a growing demand both for respect for patient autonomy regarding the use of sophisticated technology and for consideration of health care expenditures at the end of life.
The major objective of this study was to assess the relationship between the documentation of a discussion of advance directives and hospital charges for Medicare patients during the last hospitalization of the patient's life.
Multivariate analysis of a retrospective cohort.
Large (700+beds), private university, tertiary care hospital.
All 474 patients who had Medicare listed as their primary insurer and who died in the hospital between january 1 and june 30 in 1990, 1991, or 1992.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Hospitalisation, Corrélation, Coût, Bénéfice, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Hospitalization, Correlation, Costs, Profit, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0324487
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.