Search results for "End-of-Life Care"

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QD: News Every Day--'Death panels' a shorthand way of stating a lengthy issue

The phrase "death panels" has become political shorthand, a way of undercutting health care reform on the back of the difficult issue of end-of-life planning. ... First, the physician. Ardis Dee Hoven, FACP, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees, kicks off
December 2021

Electronic health records don't cut costs

It should create a more efficient system but it will never lower the cost of health care and here is why. ... That is where the cost is. There is nothing that eliminates expensive, futile end of life care or reduces admissions to intensive care units for
December 2021

What's 'The Big Short' in health care?

they would have government-restricted choice over physicians and accept rationing and imposed limits on things such as end-of-life care, to significantly reduce health care costs. ... But how we deliver health care is about to change. Congress may be
December 2021

Doctors' choices at the end of life, for themselves and their patients

painful, and futile care at the end of life. ... How Doctors Die (Zócalo Public Square). My previous posts about end-of-life care:.
December 2021

QD: News Every Day--Doctors struggle to interpret advance directives

Struggling with the meaning of end-of-life directives shouldn't be. Physicians misidentify living wills as do-not-resuscitate (DNR) designations and DNR orders as end-of-life care directives, ... The authors wrote, "It is clear from the data that
December 2021

'Mrs. Perkins' is why we have astronomical health care costs in America

things to be admired about the top notch acute care we provide in the U.S., we are quite unique with how we manage end-of-life care. ... There also needs to be far higher public awareness of end-of life care, sensible and considerate, devoid of terms
December 2021

Oncologists need to get a grip on reality, and talk about dying

Today's point on the list: "Oncologists need to recognize that the costs of care are driven by what we do and what we do not do.". ... They emphasize that oncologists/docs drive up costs and provide poorer care by failing to talk with patients about the
December 2021

QD: News Every Day--Young doctors pick up the slack in palliative care

6. Currently, palliative care is synonymous with end-of-life care, often within the final month of a patient's life. ... End-of-life discussions don't take place until then, too. But the provisional clinical opinion comprised seven published randomized
December 2021

QD--News Every Day: End-of-life patients spending less time hospitalized, getting more intensive care

QD--News Every Day: End-of-life patients spending less time hospitalized, getting more intensive care. ... Following patient preferences for end-of-life care may reduce such spending. The percentage of chronically-ill patients dying in hospitals and the
December 2021

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

further study of payment models in federal health care programs. The second paper offered recommendations to improve information about drug pricing for physicians and patients. ... The Ethics Manual offers ethical guidance on genetic testing, telemedicine
January 2020

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