Average costs for PVS

Diane Douglas diane at profacto.com
Sun Mar 4 21:41:53 EST 2001


What sources are available to find the average cost per day of the
average
person in a persistent vegetative state (with ventilator)?  This would
include the cost of acute care as well as rehab or nursing home/SNF
care.

Do those costs remain fairly constant for a period of time while the
person is in a SNF or rehab facility, then become more costly as
the individual nears the end of their life expectancy?

This request is for a legal case, so I need authoritative, recent, and
fairly sophisticated sources.
Thank you!

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Diane C. Douglas
diane at profacto.com



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