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Too Many With End-Stage Dementia Get Feeding Tubes
Date:2/9/2010

ppen, such as a tooth getting broken because an aide was trying to get food into the patient."

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Brown University has data on feeding-tube insertion rates at different hospitals.



SOURCES: Joan M. Teno, M.D., professor, community health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, R.I.; Laurie Jacobs, M.D., vice chair, medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City; Feb. 10, 2010, Journal of the American Medical Association


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