Characteristics associated with higher cost per day or longer length of stay in hospitalized patients who died during the hospitalization or were discharged to hospice.
J Hosp Med. 2011 Jul;6(6):338-43
Authors: Youngwerth JM, Bartley JB, Yamashita TE, Kutner JS
Palliative care has been recommended as an approach to improve the quality of care for patients with advanced illness, while achieving hospital cost savings. However, studies are lacking that identify hospitalized patients who are more likely to have higher cost per day or length of stay (LOS) who may benefit from palliative care consultation.
PMID: 21834115 [PubMed - in process]