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Doctors don’t die differently than anyone else

Study debunks idea that physicians use less aggressive health care at end of life


A new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus  appears to disprove the increasingly popular notion that doctors die differently than everyone else, using  fewer interventions that often have little value.
 
In fact, the researchers said, their national study found that physicians use more hospice care, spend more time in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and just as much time in hospitals when compared to the rest of the population.