Salt Lake City, Utah – We're taking the title of today's program from a cover article in Newsweek last month. It was called The Case for Killing Granny. The article gets at one of the critical reasons for spiraling health care costs - over treating patients, particularly those in the final days of life. Just how do you decide which treatments to cut out? And if you have a loved one in pain or afraid, how do you know when enough is enough?
Donald Taylor, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Center for Health Policy and Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Nursing, Duke Medical Center