Dying in America: Rehauling the Nation's End-of-Life Care System

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A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is badly broken. 

The report, which was issued by a non-partisan committee appointed by the research wing of the National Academy of Sciences, calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled. The report suggests redesigning Medicare's reimbursement structure to make it easier for patients to get the home health services they actually need. 

Dr. Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care at the Icahn School of Medicine, was on the committee appointed by the Institute of Medicine to put together the report.

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