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Spillovers of Veterans Hospice Care: The Economic and Social Impact of Palliative Care
Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review (2013)
  • Maximiliano Mendieta, New Mexico State University - Main Campus
  • Bruce D McDonald, III
Abstract
In exchange for military service in the United States, soldiers are promised a benefits package inclusive of health and education after the completion of their service. While the economic effects of the defense-growth relationship are well known, this study takes a unique approach to understanding the relationship between veterans and society by investigating the social and economic spillovers of veterans hospice care. This study shows that as an early adopter of hospice care, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs maximized its efficiency through sponsoring innovative research on geriatric care, introducing competition into the health sector, and legitimizing death and dying amongst aging populations.
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Maximiliano Mendieta and Bruce D McDonald. "Spillovers of Veterans Hospice Care: The Economic and Social Impact of Palliative Care" Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review Vol. 41 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bruce_mcdonald/9/