Health, United States, 2010: With Special Feature on Death and Dying.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): 2011 Feb.
Death and dying are complex processes with implications for individuals, their families and friends, their care providers, and the health care system. In 2007 in the United States, nearly 2.5 million people died. Those 85 years of age and over accounted for 29% of deaths, but people of all ages died and from various causes. Adequate preparation for death, and appropriate end-of-life care, may be hampered by the difficulty in predicting when death will occur, even for those with serious or terminal illnesses.
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