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Palliative Care For Medicaid Patients Reduces Their Hospital Costs

Last year we wrote about a study that found advanced cancer patients who received early palliative care in combination with standard care not only reported increased quality of life, but even lived a bit longer than those who didn’t. Now a study of four hospitals in New York State finds that using well-established palliative care teams to coordinate the care of seriously ill Medicaid patients can save money, at least in the hospital; their use reduced inpatient costs by about $6,900 per admission for the average patient.

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