Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of life

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170515111537.htm

Older adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life medications across an entire population. The authors advocate for clinical guidelines to support physicians when they face the decision to continue or discontinue medications near the end of life.

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