JAMA Network Open
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About The Study: This study found that non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic decedents with dementia used less hospice but more emergency department and inpatient services and incurred roughly 60% higher Medicare inpatient expenditures at the end of life compared with white decedents.
Authors: Pei-Jung Lin, Ph.D., of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, is the corresponding author.
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