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Why the Health Care System Should Stop Trying to Help Everyone Live Longer
The Washington Post; subscription may be required Link to more items from this source
[Opinion]
Oct. 30, 2014
"Atul Gawande's current best-seller, Being Mortal, has touched a nerve regarding our medical system's very poor handling of aging, life-altering illnesses, hospice, and palliative care. The book raises the question of why the U.S. health system prizes the length of a patient's life over the quality of that life in a person's final years."

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