Has there ever been a longitudinal analysis on health care expenditures prior to patient death in Canada. I have found the metric used in a Swiss research paper cited in PubMed, but is there any comparable data in Canada?
Have you considered looking at CIHI data?
National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2013
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