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More on End of Life Care

September 29, 2014

The recent report from a panel selected by the Institute of Medicine is spurring some debate about end-of-life-care, powers of attorney, medical directives, and related topics. Here’s an article that summarizes some key points of the report but mostly explains how LaCrosse, Wisconsin was able to establish a program under which about 86% of its […]

Changes to End of Life Health Care

September 22, 2014

A panel appointed by the Institute of Medicine issued a report recently calling for major changes in end-of-life health care in the U.S. The report says that the current system is broken, leading it to cost far too much while not giving patients the care they really need or want. Its basic assertion is that […]

A Revealing Look at Hospice Care

December 7, 2011

Most people think of hospice care as a nonprofit program offered to help the terminally ill through their last days. In fact, it’s a big business filled with all sorts of aggressive sales tactics, bonuses, referrals fees, potential conflicts of interest, and regular targets or goals for employees. Bloomberg has a revealing report on this […]


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