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Views and Experiences with End-of-Life Medical Care in the U.S.

In partnership with The Economist, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a cross-country survey of adults in the United States, Italy, Japan, and Brazil about people’s views and experiences related to aging and end-of-life medical care. These four countries are each at different stages of population aging, and have different cultural and institutional considerations when it comes to preparing and providing care for those near the end of life.

This report gives an overview of the survey results for the U.S. A summary report comparing themes across the four countries and highlighting specific findings in Japan, Italy, and Brazil is available here.

Coverage from The Economist

What people want in their final months

Mending Mortality

What people want at the end of life

Findings

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