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Cost of Dying: Some Bay Area hospitals combat death aggressively with expensive treatment
The Mercury News

How you die — and what it costs — depends largely on where you get care. That’s the revelation of a major national database widely regarded as the best hospital-by-hospital look at the cost of dying. It shows that Bay Area residents are about twice as likely to die in a high-cost, high-tech intensive care unit as people in Minot, N.D., or Portland, Ore. But they are far less likely to get ICU care than residents of Manhattan.