Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending and Charon's Obol

TitleOut-of-Pocket Medical Spending and Charon's Obol
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMcWilliams, JM
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
KeywordsHealthcare, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance, Public Policy

McWilliams discusses the implications of a study by Kelley et al in which they used nationally representative survey data from the Health and Retirement Study to examine out-of-pocket household spending on medical care for 3,209 Medicare beneficiaries in the last 5 years of life. Reforming Medicare and financing long-term care to fulfill this promise is thorny business, and the stakes are high for getting it right.


Copyright - Society of General Internal Medicine 2013 Language of summary - English Pages - 169-71 ProQuest ID - 1278862739 Document feature - References Last updated - 2013-02-06 Place of publication - Oxford Corporate institution author - Mcwilliams, J Michael DOI - 2874842341; 74969942; 67145; GNLM; 23129165; SPVLGNLM116062822265 DOI - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-012-2265-4

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Medical Sciences/medicare/Public Policy/Out of pocket costs/Long Term Care

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