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Health care expenditure in the last five years of life is driven by morbidity, not age: A national study of spending trajectories in Danish decedents over age 65
The high level of medical spending at the end of life is well-documented, but whether there is any real potential for cost reductions there is still in question, and studies have tended to overlook the costs of care. Aim To identify the most common health care spending trajectories over the last five years of life among older Danes, as well as the determinants of following a given trajectory. Methods We linked Danish health registries to obtain data on all health care expenditure (includingdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0244061 pmid:33338069 fatcat:hysht6y7ufa33ozwwt36in7yz4