Gaps in end-of-life care

L. L. Emanuel*, C. F. Von Gunten, F. D. Ferris

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Every year, more than 1 million Americans die of different causes. Some die easily and comfortably. Others die with a great deal of suffering and distress. This article contrasts key aspects of the way Americans die with the way they say they would like to die. It will also highlight some of the barriers to providing high-quality end-of-life care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1176-1180
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of family medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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