Terminal chemo patients less likely to die on own terms; Colo. bill would create cost-cutting commission;

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> Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in their last months of life are more likely to undergo invasive procedures and less likely to die where they prefer than patients who do not undergo chemotherapy, according to a new study in BMJ. Study abstract

> Patients appear satisfied with care even in fast-paced emergency situations that require quick transport, such as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, according to research by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Study abstract

> Colorado State Sen. Irene Aguilar (D) will introduce legislation that creates a commission to reduce healthcare costs in the Centennial State, Health News Colorado reports. Article

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> Hospital drug costs will likely rise between 3 and 5 percent this year, according to data from the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Article

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> Payers increasingly use data to engage customers with their own health and wellness outcomes. Article

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