Americans Don't Plan on Dying

October 3, 2014 6:32 PM

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Americans Don't Plan on Dying

Last week the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, issued a report on dying in America. Our system for managing end-of-life care received a failing grade.

The IOM's mandate is to ask and answer the nation's most pressing questions about health and health care. So what makes the way our country manages the last chapter of life such a pressing issue?

Also read: U.S. life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

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