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Results 41 - 50 of about 50 for "End-of-life care".

Lebron James and medical ethics, let me explain

Most of us contemplate ponderous ethical dilemmas, such as end-of-life care, allocation of the limited supply of organs for transplant or our unequal access to health care. ... Members of the American College of Physicians contribute posts from their own
January 2020

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
January 2020

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
January 2020

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
January 2020

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
January 2020

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:.
January 2020

'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
January 2020

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
January 2020

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
January 2020

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
January 2020

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