I don’t subscribe to the “death panel” interpretation of the end-of-life counseling in the government’s new healthcare plan…

August 10th, 2009

But, viagra sale check if the plan’s designers aren’t hoping that getting more people to sign non-resuscitation orders will save on end-end-of-life care…why is it in there?

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  • 1. grumps  |  August 10th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    The EOL discussions are to be patient initiated, no more often than once every five years, rather than initiated by the physician. If the doctor wants to be reimbursed then there are certain topics to be covered which make the discussion worthwhile to the patient.

    I’ve had the talk with my doctor but ultimately did not change my directive to his suggestions.

    Ask your doctor. The result of these conversations will ultimately be fewer DNR orders rather than more.

    Thanks for asking

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