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Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?
Categories: Aging, Health Care, Hospitals
My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings: Even though a large percentage of Medicare cancer patients represent poor prognoses, health…
Tags: cancer, Center for Health Policy Research, chemotherapy, Dartmouth Atlas Project, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, David Goodman, Death Panels, disease, doctors, feeding tubes, health care facilities, hospice, intensive care, intubation, Medicare, oncology, Palliative care, patients, Sarah Palin