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Medical News & Perspectives
December 18, 2013

Clinicians Examine Advances and Challenges in Improving Quality of End-of-Life Care in the ICU

JAMA. 2013;310(23):2493-2495. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.283830

Chicago—Nearly 40% of deaths in the United States occur in the hospital, and of those, more than half occur in the intensive care unit (ICU). These numbers are less than ideal when it comes to end-of-life care (Angus DC. Crit Care Med. 2004;32[3]:638-643).

“No one prefers to die in a hospital, especially not in an intensive care unit,” said Amy Chi, MD, pulmonary and critical care specialist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, who led a session on improving the quality of end-of-life care in the ICU at CHEST 2013, the annual conference of the American College of Chest Physicians held in October.

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