Rural-Urban Differences in Costs of End-of-Life Care for the Last 6 Months of Life Among Patients with Breast, Lung, or Colorectal Cancer

Date
04/2018
Journal
The Journal of Rural Health
Description

Our findings indicate that Medicare expenditures are lower for rural beneficiaries with each type of cancer than urban beneficiaries, even after adjusting for age, gender, race, dual eligibility, region, chronic conditions, and type of service utilization.

Center
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Authors
Elizabeth Crouch, Jan Eberth, Janice Probst, Kevin Bennett, Swann Adams