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Pitfalls in Communication That Lead to Nonbeneficial Emergency Surgery in Elderly Patients With Serious Illness

Description of the Problem and Elements of a Solution

Cooper, Zara MD, MSc, FACS*,†; Courtwright, Andrew MD, PhD; Karlage, Ami BA†,§; Gawande, Atul MD, MPH*,†,§; Block, Susan MD†,¶

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doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000721
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