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Latest Susan L. Mitchell Stories

2011-01-10 15:30:26

A large proportion of Medicare expenditures for nursing home residents with advanced dementia, a terminal illness, is spent on aggressive treatments that may be avoidable and of limited clinical benefit.

2009-10-15 12:26:12

Understanding clinical course of disease leads to better end-of-life care.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.