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Money & Medicine End of Life Decisions

  • Aired: 09/25/2012
  • 10:45
  • Expires: 09/25/2017
  • Rating: NR
As individuals and as a society, we have done a poor job of addressing the kind of medical care we want as we near the end of our lives. When is it appropriate to use every available medical technology to extend life at all costs? When is it time to withdraw aggressive or invasive medical care? And, when does it make sense to opt for palliative or hospice care?
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A third of all health care dollars are spent in the last two years of life.
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