Supply-Side Differences Only Modestly Associated with Inpatient Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Last Six Months of Life

Date
11/2017
Journal
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Description

This study examined rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries and inpatient hospitalizations during their last six months of life. The study concluded that care at the end of life is much the same for rural and urban Medicare decedents.

Center
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Authors
Elizabeth Crouch, Janice Probst, Kevin Bennett, James Hardin