Doctors still provide too many dying patients with needless treatment

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Many doctors are continuing to provide end-of-life patients with needless treatments that only worsen the quality of their last days, new research shows.

Our review published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that on average, one-third of patients near the end of their life received non-beneficial treatments in hospitals around the world.

Period28 Jun 2016

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  • TitleDoctors still provide too many dying patients with needless treatment
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date28/06/16
    DescriptionDebate about evidence of excessive over-treatment of older patients derived from a systematic review
    Producer/AuthorMagnolia Cardona and Ken Hillman, Authors
    PersonsMagnolia Cardona