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Hospice Care Research: An Analysis of End-of-Life Costs for Terminally Ill Medicare FFS Cancer Patients

October 2018

The SOA is pleased to make available a research report analyzing the cost of care for deceased cancer patients over the last six months of life. The analysis focuses on the cost differential of hospice care versus not entering hospice for such patients. The material was authored by William Bednar and Joshua Axene of Axene Health, and Richard Liliedahl, M.D.

Materials

Report

Hospice Care Research: An Analysis of End-of-Life Costs for Terminally Ill Medicare FFS Cancer Patients

Podcast

Thank You

The SOA would like to thank members and staff of the Center to Advance Palliative Care for their advice and expertise in the initiation and completion of this study.

The SOA would also like to thank the following individuals for serving on the Project Oversight Group:

Torrie Fields
Rebecca Owen
Jeff Petertil
Margie Rosenberg
Sandee Schuster
Allison Silvers
Steve Siegel, SOA Research Actuary
Barbara Scott, SOA Sr. Research Administrator

If you have comments or questions, please send an email to research@soa.org.