When patients approach death, candid talks matter

Brown, Sarah B.
May 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2009, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p64
Trade Publication
The article discusses research on the link between quality of death and the costs of end of life care. It references a study published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine." The study included 603 advanced cancer patients who reported end-of-life discussions with their doctors. It has found that costs were 35.7 percent lower among patients whose physicians had discussed their medical status compared to those who did not have conversations with their physicians.


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