Futile treatment at the end of patients’ lives is associated with lengthy hospital stays and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, according to new research. A retrospective study of 907 consecutive adult admissions resulting in death at three public hospitals during six-months in 2012 found 12.1% of patients received non-beneficial treatment during their hospital stay. The ...
Review shows costly futile treatment at end of life
By Mardi Chapman
24 Oct 2017