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Healthcare Professionals Blog

Less is More

Less is more – and sometimes more is less.
With our healthcare system in crisis mode, it seems like sheer fantasy that we could deliver more care and actually spend less money.  But according to an article in the March 2011 issue of Health Affairs, the use of high-quality palliative care in seriously ill patients might actually make that fantasy a reality.
The study looked at Medicaid-insured patients in four hospitals in New York state (New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo) who had a range of life-limiting illnesses.  It compared patients who had received palliative care during their hospitalization to patients who had the same condition but had only received “standard care.” 

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Written by on March 28th, 2011 at
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