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Survey shows disconnect on end-of-life health care
San Francisco Chronicle

Very few Californians have talked to their doctors about their end-of-life health care despite a desire to do so, according to a poll that revealed a wide disparity between how people want their final days to be handled and what they’ve done to ensure it. The survey, released today by the California HealthCare Foundation, found that two-thirds of Californians said they would prefer a natural death if severely ill and just 7 percent wanted all possible care to prolong their lives.