TITLE

When patients approach death, candid talks matter

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Sarah B.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2009, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
40829235

 

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