Health Affairs Study: Hospice Saves Money & Improves Quality – Hospice Action Network
Research out of Mt. Sinai shows hospice patients have lower Medicare costs and that hospice improves care quality
Research published in the March 2013 issue of Health Affairs found that hospice enrollment saves money for Medicare and improves care quality for Medicare beneficiaries with a number of different lengths of services. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice Action Network applaud this study that adds to a growing body of researching demonstrating the value of hospice care both in terms of high quality and cost savings.
Dr. Kelley’s work is based on and expands upon a 2007 Duke University Study on the cost-savings of hospice care.