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Nicholas et al find advance directives may improve care, cut costs at end of life

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"Advance Directives Might Curb Cost of End-of-Life Care" - US News & World Report. 10/04/2011.

This piece reports on the work of Lauren Nicholas, Kenneth Langa, Theodore Iwashyna, and David Weir, as published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2011). The researchers found that, depending on where you live, an advance directive can increase the chances that your end-of-life care will be of higher quality and less expensive than it would be otherwise.

Researchers:

Lauren Nicholas

David Weir

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