What The Study Did: In a study of 27,000 nursing home residents in Canada with advanced dementia who died, researchers describe differences between men and women in receiving burdensome interventions in the last 30 days of life (including invasive procedures and physical restraints) and antibiotic therapy.
Authors: Paula A. Rochon, M.D., M.P.H., of the Women's College Hospital in Toronto, is the corresponding author.
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