By Bob Kane, Next Avenue, September 22, 2014. Excerpt:
Last week’s release of the Dying in America Report adds to the discussion those of us in the field have been having for years. Its 507 pages clearly demonstrate that our country’s system of delivering care to the elderly is badly broken.
The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report is especially timely as the number of those suffering from “some combination of frailty, physical and cognitive disabilities, chronic illness and functional limitations,” grows.
We need more care that puts these patients — no matter their wealth or cultural background — at the center of care. Read the article.