Earlier End-of-Life Talk Associated with Less Aggressive Late Care

Early discussions about desired end-of-life care, among patients with incurable cancer, were associated with less aggressive treatment in the last month of life, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (Nov. 13 online ahead…  Read More

Patient Involvement in Decision-Making: A long way to go

This week brings some excellent reading about why and how to educate patients so they can help make better decisions about their own care. What happens when patients get to read their own medical records? The Oct. 2nd  Annals of…  Read More

Ask Your Doctor Questions. Get Better Care.

Patients who go to the doctor prepared with the questions they want answered get better care, according to the federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). They have a new website that can help you start the communication…  Read More