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National Institute of Medicine will recommend ways to improve end-of-life care
The Mercury News

In a national move that portends improvement of care for the dying, an expert panel assembled by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Medicine announced Thursday that it will recommend ways to improve end-of-life care in America. The Institute, part of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, seeks changes in federal policy, financing and hospital practices that will bring care into line “with individual values and preferences to promote high-quality, cost-effective care at the end of life,” according to a statement.

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