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Health care spending on end-of-life treatment is irrational
The Mercury News

Mercury News reporter Lisa Krieger’s compelling, poignant tale Sunday of her father’s final 10 days of life and the extraordinary hospital costs they entailed should be required reading for all. For doctors. For hospital administrators. For health care policy makers, both elected and professional. And, although it is painful, for every one of us with aging parents or friends — or with a creeping sense of our own inescapable mortality.