Surgery Near End-of-Life Is Common and Costly

According to this article from Kaiser Health News, "Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients undergo an operation in the year before they die, even though the evidence shows that many are more likely to be harmed than to benefit from it." Read the full article at

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