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Do Rural Beneficiaries Have Limited Access to the Medicare Hospice Benefit?

Publication Date: May 1st, 2005
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Topic(s): , ,
Author(s): Virnig, B., Moscovice, I., Kind, S., and Casey, M.

Journal of the American Geriatric Society

This purpose of this study is to examine whether there are urban-rural differences in use of the Medicare hospice benefit before death and whether those differences suggest that there is a problem with access to hospice care for rural Medicare beneficiaries.

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