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Chronically ill patients get more care, less quality

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, April 9, 2008

In a new report, researchers from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice found variations in the number of services that patients with severe chronic disease receive at the end of life, depending on the hospital, region or state and not on how sick they are. Researchers examined spending on chronically ill patients during the last two years of life.