More Medicare patients dying at home, JAMA study finds
“Although most Americans over 65 say that they’d prefer to die at home, in 2009 only 24% of them actually did. Yet, in recent years, more and more Americans are choosing to live out their last days in their home or community instead of being admitted to a hospital.
The JAMA study reveals a potential patient response to the current inadequacy of end-of-life care as, for some older Americans, ending up in a hospital can mean high-cost and aggressive treatment in their final days.”
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