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Aggressive End-of-Life Care Easing in Hospitals
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Terminally ill patients received less aggressive interventions and were more likely enrolled in hospice in their last six months if they died in 2010 than if they died in 2007, according to the latest Dartmouth Atlas report on end-of-life care.

Patients dying in 2010 also were less likely to spend a portion of their last days in the hospital, and were less likely to die in one than in 2007.