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The Value Of Hospice Care: An Interview With Dr. Ziad Obermeyer

Critically ill patients enrolled in hospice programs are far less likely to opt for costly, often unnecessary invasive procedures and die in hospitals, according to an extensive new study led by Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, an emergency medicine physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Obermeyer studied thousands of hospice and non-hospice patients using a nationally representative sampling of Medicare fee-for-service […]

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