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
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
I'm told that the amount of excessive end-of-life care that I have been seeing this year is nothing compared to how things are done on the east coast ... This means that we will be spending progressively more health care dollars at the end of life.