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Surgery at the end of life: For love or money?

A total of 18 percent of Medicare beneficiaries undergo a major operation in the last four weeks before their death. The discussion regarding risks and benefits of operative interventions in an end-of-life situation can be emotionally charged and ethically complex.


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