Talking About Hard Truths And End-Of-Life Care

The cost of end-of-life care jeopardizes the long term viability of Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services estimates that more than 25 percent of Medicare spending is directed to the 5 percent of beneficiaries who die each year, with a third of that cost in the last month of life. The health reform debate in America has been hampered by a lack of progress about end of life care and medical futility. The following story may offer a new starting point to restart the dialogue.

via Talking About Hard Truths And End-Of-Life Care.

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