We're still providing too many dying patients with needless treatment

MANY doctors are continuing to provide end-of-life patients with needless treatments that only worsen the quality of their last days, new research shows.

Our review published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that on average, one-third of patients near the end of their life received non-beneficial treatments in hospitals around the world.

Non-beneficial treatments are those unlikely to ensure survival beyond a few days