Financing of Care for Fatal Chronic Disease
Opportunities for Medicare Reform
Published in: Western Journal of Medicine, v. 175, no. 5, Nov. 2001, p. 299-302
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2000
Comprehensive and high-quality care for persons with eventually fatal chronic illness can be an adverse business strategy for providers. Severity of illness and expectation of declining status should trigger tailored services and payment policies, rather than linking services to limited prognosis.