Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ask your doctor what would they do?

There a fantastic infographic by Jess Bachmann that you should check out.  Here is the link.

He highlights some of the differences between what happens in real life when it comes down to our final days versus what Doctors would chose for their own demise.

* Faced with an irreversible brain injury but not terminally ill, 90% of doctors would chose NOT to be saved by CPR.

* The final year of life accounts for 25% of all Medicare spending with 1/3rd of that total occurring in just the last two months of life.

I found this last quote particularly good "But for most doctors, death is not the worst case scenario: the measures to prevent it are."

Have a happy and safe 4th!

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