End-of-Life Care Costs Declined Last Decade – Home Health Care News

Read article - Quotes William Weeks, professor of psychiatry, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a new study he led that found that Medicare spending on older Americans during their end-of-life years was down toward the start of last decade. The study upends the notion that older adults, many of whom end up on hospice care in the last few weeks of life, are largely responsible for driving up U.S. health care costs. (Similar coverage in the Valley News.)