- Influence of age on Medicare expenditures and medical care in the last year of lifeN G Levinsky
Boston University Medical Center, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
JAMA 286:1349-55. 2001..Expenditures for Medicare beneficiaries in the last year of life decrease with increasing age. The cause of this phenomenon is uncertain...
- Intensive care unit use and mortality in the elderlyW Yu
Health Care Research Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass; Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Gen Intern Med 15:97-102. 2000..Diagnostic mix importantly influenced ICU use by age. The great majority of the elderly, including those 85 years and older and those receiving the most expensive ICU care, survived at least 90 days...