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Research Letters
Apr 23, 2012

Invited Commentary—Can We Begin With the End in Mind? End-of-Life Care Preferences Before Long-term Dialysis

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Duke Clinical Research Institute and Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(8):663-664. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1151
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