The Wall Street Journal - "Cooking the Books on Grandma's Health Care"
The British medical journal Lancet reported last month that 32 percent of elderly American patients undergo surgery in the year before they die, a statistic culled from Medicare data. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Amy Kelley of Mount Sinai School of Medicine labeled the 32 percent figure a "call to action"—to reduce costly surgeries, intensive-care stays and other high-intensity care for the elderly. Her call was parroted in hundreds of media outlets nationwide.
- Dr. Amy Kelley, Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine