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Dying in a Hospital Means More Procedures, Tests and Costs

June 20, 2016

(NPR) – People who die in the hospital undergo more intense tests and procedures than those who die anywhere else. An analysis by Arcadia Healthcare Solutions also shows that spending on people who die in a hospital is about seven times that on people who die at home. The work confirms with hard data what most doctors and policymakers already know: Hospital deaths are more expensive and intrusive than deaths at home, in hospice care, or even in nursing homes.

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