November 2, 2012

The Immense Cost of Prolonging Death

Lisa Krieger, S.J. Mercury-News

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A small plastic tube is all that stands between survival and starvation.

The benefits of a feeding tube -- helping elders who have forgotten how to eat -- seem so obvious that it is used on one-third of demented nursing home residents, contributing to a growing device market worth $1.64 billion annually.

Except it does little to help. And it can hurt.

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TAGGED: Health Care Costs, Death, End Of Life Care, Feeding Tube


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