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Date:3/4/2010

ces," he added.

But one relatively bright point is that hospices that ask about defibrillators on admission are more likely to take steps to deactivate the devices, Mueller said.

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Learn about defibrillators from the American Heart Association.



SOURCES: Nathan Goldstein, M.D., assistant professor, geriatrics and palliative medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; Jon Radulovic, vice president, communications, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Va.; Paul S. Mueller, M.D., associate professor, medicine, and director, program in professionalism, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; March 2, 2010, Annals of Internal Medicine


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