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  • Study: Cost analysis of medical assistance in dying in Canada

    Source: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/189/3/E101


    CMAJ January 23, 2017 vol. 189 no. 3 doi: 10.1503/cmaj.160650

    Cost analysis of medical assistance in dying in Canada
    Aaron J. Trachtenberg, MD DPhil, Braden Manns, MD MSc⇑

    Author Affiliations

    Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine (Trachtenberg); O’Brien Institute of Public Health and Libin Institute for Cardiovascular Health (Trachtenberg, Manns); University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.

    Correspondence to: Braden Manns, braden.manns@albertahealthservices.ca

    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: The legalization of medical assistance in dying will affect health care spending in Canada. Our aim was to determine the potential costs and savings associated with the implementation of medical assistance in dying...

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