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Atul Gawande

Charlie Munger: Health Care System Prolongs Life Unnecessarily

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger has waded into the end of life care debate. During a lengthy interview broadcast Monday from Omaha, Neb., where Berkshire Hathaway held its annual shareholders meeting, Munger, 91, said the American health care system prolongs life unnecessarily.  “I would come down hard, if I had any power in the system, against prolonging [life] so you […]

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Reimburse Doctors For Helping Patients Plan End Of Life Care, Experts Say

This piece was first published in Reuters Health. President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. Physician incentives are needed to improve end of life care in the U.S., health experts said Friday at an Institute of Medicine (IOM) forum. The forum convened at the National Academy of Sciences to discuss action on the recommendations of the IOM’s seminal fall report, Dying […]

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