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Advanced Directives Lower End-Of-Life Medicare Spending

Kayyali, Andrea MSN, RN; Rosenberg, Karen; Singh Joy, Subhashni D.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000411182.93717.86
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According to this study:

* In regions with high end-of-life medical expenses, treatment-limiting advanced directives can reduce Medicare spending and in-hospital deaths and increase hospice use.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.