Fact Of The Day #41: During Final Difficult Days, Medicare Spending Spikes (INFOGRAPHIC)

09/08/2012 12:13 pm ET

Nine of 10 Medicare patients die of chronic disease, and caring for them in their final six months of life absorbs one-third of all Medicare dollars. During that time, more than a third of chronically ill Medicare patients are treated by 10 or more doctors.

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