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Where people die

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Truer words were never spoken: we all have to die sometime. But here’s something you may have thought less about: we all have to die somewhere. And most people don’t want it to be in a hospital. Despite this, about one-third of deaths in this country occur in hospitals. The good news is, that this seems to be changing. Where people die is…

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