Variation in end of life hospital spending in England: evidence from linked survey and administrative data

Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Lee, Tom; Stoye, George
Publisher
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
12 September 2019
Series
IFS Working Paper; W19/22
Subject(s)
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Much of lifetime healthcare spending is concentrated at the end of life. This paper uses survey data linked to administrative hospital and mortality records to examine how the pattern of end-of-life hospital inpatient spending varies across different groups within a large public hospital system in England.

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