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Term: End of Life Health Care Costs

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-11-21


Total health care cost in the last six months before death, derived by summing the costs for hospital use, PCH use, home care use, physician visits, and prescription drug use.

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  • Menec V, Lix L, Steinbach C, Ekuma O, Sirski M, Dahl M, Soodeen R. Patterns of Health Care Use and Cost at the End of Life. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2004. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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