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A longitudinal study of the effects of age and time to death on hospital costs.

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Recent studies indicate that approaching death, rather than age, may be the main demographic driver of health care costs. Using a 29-year longitudinal English dataset, this paper uses more robust methods to examine the effects of age and proximity to death on hospital costs. A random effects panel data two-part model shows that approaching death affects costs up to 15 years prior to death. The large tenfold increase in costs from 5 years prior to death to the last year of life overshadows the...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of health economics
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
217-235
Publication date:
2004-03-05
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EISSN:
1879-1646
ISSN:
0167-6296
URN:
uuid:5374232e-f26c-4047-aba4-4308520c47ca
Source identifiers:
162893
Local pid:
pubs:162893

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