SPOTLIGHT: Debate continues over costly end-of-life care

According to the Dartmouth end-of-life analysis, Medicare spends about $50,000 during a patient's last six month of life when treated at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, compared with $25,000 at the Mayo Clinic. At present, it seems there's little evidence as to whether the additional tests, procedures and specialists brought in by hospitals like UCLA actually benefit patients--but federal officials are giving the issue a hard look. Article

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