Trends and patterns in place of death for Medicare enrollees.
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Lubitz, James; McBean, A Marshall; Mentnech, Renee M; Russell, Delores
Two changes in the Medicare program in 1983 may have affected where aged persons die--the change from retrospective hospital
reimbursement to the prospective payment system and passage of the Medicare hospice benefit. Patterns and trends in where
people die--hospitals, other institutions such as nursing homes, decedents' homes, and other places--for persons 65 years
of age or over from 1980 through 1986 are examined. The proportion of deaths in hospitals declined somewhat after implementation
of prospective payment. The hospice benefit may have caused the shift among cancer patients away from hospital deaths toward
deaths at home.
Mortality : Aged : Cerebrovascular Disorders/mortality : Data Collection : Demography : Heart Diseases/mortality : Hospitals/statistics
& numerical data : Human : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.) : Neoplasms/mortality
: Nursing Homes/statistics & numerical data : United States/epidemiology