Until the final decades of the 20th Century, death was viewed as an expected part of living and most often took place at home with family and friends nearby.
Today, the experience of dying in the United States too frequently becomes a medical event that involves more intensive services than are necessary or desired by patients, frequent transitions between care settings, and inadequate treatment of distressing symptoms. Lack of coordination between health care teams increases risks and creates avoidable burdens on patients and their families. Dying too often occurs in hospital settings, with family and friends sometimes separated from the patient because of distance from home and community.
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