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08/02/2017

How Often Is End-of-Life Care in the United States Inconsistent with Patients’ Goals of Care?

How Often Is End-of-Life Care in the United States Inconsistent with Patients’ Goals of Care? 


A new article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine determined it is 13% of the time.  Based on the annual number of US decedents, that means perhaps 325,000 patients get end-of-life care inconsistent with their goals of care. Most of that is unwanted over-treatment. 

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