U.S. needs better end-of-life care, which might cut costs: study

September 17, 2014 5:10 PM

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U.S. needs better end-of-life care, which might cut costs: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States needs to improve its medical care for people nearing death, a move that might cut rising healthcare costs, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study said on Wednesday.

The 507-page "Dying in America" study is aimed at opening a debate on how the U.S. healthcare system treats Americans nearing death and urges comprehensive care to improve the quality of life in their final days.

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