Will increasing the quality of palliative care help decrease the number of hospital visits?
Posted Mar 14 2013 12:00am
Could optimizing the quality of cancer care and cost at home help reduce both the number of hospital visits, and increase survival rates? According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there have been no studies to show that increased spending also increases patient survival rates.
Although researchers have found that increased spending relating to cancer care also correlates to longer hospital stays they must consider a significant amount of that number could be from chemotherapy costs. Is making palliative care more accessible the solution?
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