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Panel holds up $300k claim against state in SNF breathing tube case


An Arkansas panel voted last week to affirm a $320,000 claim against the state's Department of Human Services in a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit.

End-of-life care communication, patient assessments need improvement, researchers say

Between 10% and 12% of the entire U.S. healthcare budget is spent treating patients during their last year of life. Despite the amount, a number of improvements could be made to end-of-life care, according to a new report.