December 12th, 2019

Podcast 246: Where we die now

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For the first time in almost a century, Americans are dying at home more often than dying in hospitals.

This seems to mark a cultural change that will affect both how and where clinical medicine is practiced.

Dr. Haider Warraich’s letter to the editor of the NEJM presents the numbers, and he’s agreed to talk about their implications.

Links:

Cross and Warraich’s New England Journal of Medicine letter (Dec. 12 issue)

Warraich’s 2017 book “Modern Death”

“Near Death,” a Frederick Wiseman 6-hour documentary worth finding

Running time: 16 minutes

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