In 2014, approximately 2.6 million people died in the United States, and approximately 55 million people died worldwide.1,2 Death is inevitable, but people die from many different causes and in many different environments. Most individuals at end of life want to be surrounded by family, in familiar settings, and with a chance to say their good-byes.
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