Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Advance Directives and End of Life Costs

Meryl Lin McKean
October 4, 2011

A living will or advance directive makes your wishes known about the health care you do or do not want at the end of life. Myra Christopher of the Center for Practical Bioethics points to new research that finds having one makes a difference in several ways including the cost of care.

Links: Living Wills & Advance Directives Helpful at End of Life, WDAF-TV 4, October 4

Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures, Journal of the American Medical Association, October 5



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