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More Americans Are Choosing to Die at Home

For the first time since the early 20th century, more Americans are choosing to die at home rather than in a hospital.

A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday found deaths in nursing homes also have declined.

Researchers studied data on natural deaths complied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics from 2003 to 2017.

In that period, the number of people dying at home increased from 543,874 (23.8%) to 788,757 (30.7%).

At the same time, the number of deaths in a hospital fell from 905,874 (39.7%) in 2003 read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com