Lauren Nicholas (Michigan) et al find advance directives may improve care, cut costs at end of life

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This piece reports on the work of Lauren Nicholas, Kenneth Langa, Theodore Iwashyna, and David Weir, as published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2011). The researchers found that, depending on where you live, an advance directive can increase the chances that your end-of-life care will be of higher quality and less expensive than it would be otherwise.

Researcher Profiles:
Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan)
David Weir (Michigan)

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Additional Media Coverage:

"Advance Directives Might Curb Cost of End-of-Life Care" - US News & World Report. 10/4/2011.

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