Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2009
End Date/Time: Dec 08, 2009
The World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on End of Life Care will convene senior level executives from health plans, health systems, hospitals and employers to address critical issues surrounding end of life care to enhance the value of care delivered to patients with advanced illness. From thought-provoking case studies to in-depth presentations, health care executives will examine both hospice and palliative care as they relate to quality of life, outcomes, accountability and cost-effectiveness. It has been estimated that half of the Medicare budget is spent on end of life care with shockingly high expenses being administered in the final days of one's life. This cost of care is growing at an exceedingly large number each year and now is the time for organizations to overcome barriers in treating individuals with advanced illness.