With the advent of hospital charges governed by diagnosis-related group (DRG) rates and overcrowded hospitals, attention has been focused on reducing health care costs and the length of hospitalizations. Patients with cancer are going home sooner and may require more costly home health care than before.
KeywordsHome Care Registered Nurse Home Health Home Health Care Reduce Health Care Cost
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