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Title
Trends and patterns in place of death for Medicare enrollees.
First Author
McMillan, Alma
Date of Pub
1990 Fall
Pages
1-8
Volume
12
Issue
1
Other Authors
Lubitz, James; McBean, A Marshall; Mentnech, Renee M; Russell, Delores
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB91-176255