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Posted on May 18, 2017 at 4:30 AM
The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care has published the second in its annual series of surveys measuring Massachusetts residents’ views on serious illness and end-of-life care.

Consistent with Pew and at least a half-dozen other surveys, around 1 in 7 report that they want caregivers to do "whatever it takes to be kept alive."

Because this 14% is a percentage is substantially higher than that reported acceptable by clinicians, US hospitals will continue to have a significant rate of medical futility conflicts. 

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