Atul Gawande

 

  Atul Gawande: End-of-life counseling improves — and even extends — lives

As health care is attached in Congress and the courts, Dr. Atul Gawande discusses the quiet removal of one controversial provision: funding for end-of-life counseling, the so-called ‘death panels.’

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Can more care mean lower costs?
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Can more care mean lower costs?

One percent of people account for 30 percent of healthcare costs. And those are the people we should be focusing on, says Atul Gawande.

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