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Conditions Worse Than Death as Rated by the Seriously Ill

Source: The Economist, WHYY, WBUR, Fox News,, Medscape, LDI Health Policy$ense, Live Science, August 1, 2016 Research from CHIBE’s Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) program was highlighted in The Economist after the publication of a JAMA Internal Medicine article entitled, “States Worse Than Death Among Hospitalized Patients with Serious Illnesses.” The magazine wrote: “Asking people approaching, or threatened with death, how they feel about it, and the moment at which they would like it to come, is a welcome development. Both sides of the doctor-assisted-dying debate should pay attention to it.”