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At what point does more treatment not equal better care?

Click here to read NY Times opinion piece by Dr. Ira Byock

“Our health care system is well honed to fight disease, but poorly designed to meet the basic safety needs of seriously ill patients and their families. We can do both. We must.”

Dr. Byock’s position is that we should have a Safe Dying Act in this country. Patients shouldn’t have to choose between continuing treatment and getting palliative care.

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