The study found that Medicare costs for white patients $ 20,166 on average in the period of six months. In comparison, the average cost for black patients were about 30 percent higher, or $ 26 and almost 60 percent higher, or $ 31 for Hispanic patients. According to the study authors minority as white no longer collected as white patients, but they were more invasive, intensive and expensive treatments at the end of life.
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