Insurance type tied to dying dementia patients' care
(Reuters Health) - The chance that nursing home residents with advanced dementia will receive inappropriate care may be related to their insurance coverage, a new study suggests. Fewer dying people with dementia were moved to the hospital for possibly unneeded care when their insurance coverage paid on a per-patient basis, rather than for every test and treatment, researchers found. NYU School of Medicine's Keith Goldfeld said so-called managed care organizations are motivated to stop people from receiving unnecessary and costly care.
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