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    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “NCH-PO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America,” Alexandria, Va., 2012.
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    H.A Huskamp et al., “Discussions with Physicians about Hospice among Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer,” Archives of Internal Medicine 169 (2009): 95462.
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    N.L. Keating et al., “Physician Factors Associated with Discussions about End-of Life Care,” Cancer 116 (2010): 9981006.
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    N.A. Christakis et al., “Extent and Determinants of Error in Doctors’ Prognoses in Terminally Ill Patients: Prospective Cohort Study,” British Medical Journal 320 (2000): 46972.
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    S.R. Salpeter et al., “Systematic Review of Cancer Presentations with a Median Survival of Six Months or Less,” Journal of Palliative Medicine 15 (2012): 17585.
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