Learning to Care for People with Chronic Illness Facing the End of Life

Published in: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 284, no. 19, Nov. 15, 2000, Editorial, p. 2508-2511

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2000

by Joanne Lynn

Seventy-eight percent of people in the United States live past their 65th birthday, and more than three quarters of them will contend with cancer, stroke, heart disease, obstructive lung disease, or dementia during their last year of life

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