End-of-life care documentation program yields care benefits for nursing home residents, study finds

Nursing home residents who fill out forms through a certain end-of-life care documentation program are more likely to receive the care they request than those with only a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, according to a new study.

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.