Friday, March 2, 2018

Dr. Rita Redberg, director of women's cardiovascular services at the University of California-San Francisco Division of Cardiology, tends to her mother, Mae Redberg, in Mae's apartment in Manhattan. Redberg says she struggles to stop other doctors from performing too many procedures on Mae, who is 92.

Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients undergo surgery in their final year of life. When do we stop operating?

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News

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