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End-of-life Health-Care Utilization Patterns Among Chronically Ill Older Adults

Study authors of the first online paper in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine examined the relationship between health-care utilization patterns and patient characteristics over time in a sample of older adults enrolled in complex care management. Utilization of health-care services continue to rise at end of life, i.e., hospitalizations rose sharply in the last 3 months of life, and for certain types of diagnoses.