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1 in 5 ICU Patients Get ‘Futile’ Care
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UCLA critical care specialists say 11% of 1,136 patients under their care in five intensive care units received aggressive treatment the doctors considered futile, at a cost of $2.6 million for three months, and another 8.6% were “probably” receiving futile care. That account is in a report by researchers at Ronald Reagan UCLA and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica published Monday in the JAMA Internal Medicine.

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