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Editorial
January 19, 2016

Death, Dying, and End of Life

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dr Bauchner is Editor in Chief and Dr Fontanarosa is Executive Deputy Editor, JAMA
 

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JAMA. 2016;315(3):270-271. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.19102

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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