Study debunks notion that large chunks of Medicare go to lost causes. Around 25 percent of Medicare spending in the US occurs in the last year of people's lives. This is sometimes discussed as a questionable use of resources: Is society throwing large amounts of medical treatment at some patients in a futile, if noble, effort to extend lives that are bound to end soon? A new study by health care economists offers a resounding answer: No. Source 3b.
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