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Cancer patients too often die in hospitals, study says

The proportion of cancer patients who die in the hospital and get hospice care varies widely from region to region and hospital to hospital across the country, according to a new report. Researchers at the Dartmouth Atlas Project in Lebanon, N.H., analyzed the records of 235,821 Medicare patients ages 65...

By Rob Stein  | November 16, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Cancer, Hospitals, death and dying, end-of-life care, palliative and hospice care  
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