This article examines literature published regarding insurance and end of life care and combines it into one, comprehensive overview of the state of unprecedented spending on healthcare, specifically, terminal care treatments. This focus allows for an examination of particular areas of causation of high medical spending at the end of life and provides some insight for solutions of how to curb this spending. The article also addresses the need to be mindful that these solutions do not compromise quality or equity of care to patients.
Veillette, Marie R.
"The Value of Life: Explaining High Spending on End of Life Care,"
Undergraduate Economic Review:
1, Article 16.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol12/iss1/16