Four paths to the end of life, one far more expensive than others, emerge in new study

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615163036.htm

Last-ditch, high-tech heroic treatments. Days in the hospital intensive care unit. You might think this is what makes dying in America so expensive – and that it’s where we should focus efforts to spend healthcare dollars more wisely. But a new study finds that for nearly half of older Americans, high spending was already in motion a year before they died.

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