The cost of dying in Canada ranges from as low as $10,000 for a sudden death, to between $30,000 and $40,000 for someone with a terminal disease, such as cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The cost of dying varies not only by cause but by where people die: on average it costs $36,000 to die in a chronic care facility, compared to $16,000 to die at home.
Estimation of global costs of the PC services in Catalonia in 2009 was €52,568,000 (€2275/patient), and the estimation of the overall health care savings due to palliative care was €69,300,000 (€3000/patient), with a net global saving of €16,732,000.
See reference for more information.
Xavier Gómez-Batiste X et al. The Catalonia World Health Organization Demonstration Project for Palliative Care Implementation: Quantitative and Qualitative Results at 20 Years. J Pain Symptom Manage 2012;43:783-794.