End-of-Life Hospital Costs in Cancer Patients: Do Advance Directives or Routes of Hospital Admission Make a Difference?
Tan, Tow S
Oncology 2011; 80(1-2): 118-22
End-of-life cancer care is costly. The current study explored whether advance directives or route of hospital admission reduced cancer patients' terminal hospitalization costs.
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