Dissertation (Masters) Health Care Service Provision Over the Palliative Care Trajectory

Author

Lisa Masucci

Abstract

First, we assessed the proportion of total cost associated with the main services at different time points over the palliative care trajectory. Second we examined the socio-demographic and clinical factors that predict the propensity and intensity of service use, using a two-part model.

The results suggest that the greatest contributor to the total cost of home-based palliative care was personal support worker visits, followed by nurse visits. The regression analysis revealed that patient age as well as functional status most often predicted health service use.


Supervisor

Peter C. Coyte