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Ten Common Questions (And Their Answers) On Medical Futility

Keith M. Swetz, Christopher M. Burkle, Keith H. Berge, and William L. Lanier Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2014 Open and honest communication may help limit some futile treatments Futile medical care and disagreements constitute the main ethical health-related challenges patients and caregivers face. An aging population and ever-expanding treatment and technology options may lead to misdirected, […]

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