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'Quality of Death - End of Life Care: Inside Out,' WBUR FM

This public radio documentary explores a health care system where more care is considered better care. But does a booming aging population in the U.S. combined with an endless array of medical interventions place too much stress on our health care budget and on our sickest patients? Medical care at the end of life accounts for one third of all Medicare spending, yet such spending and extensive treatment can easily decrease a patient's quality of life, and thus, their quality of death.

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