A Institute of Medicine Feasibility Study on Care at the End of Life1

August 1993–February 1994


Christine K. Cassel, M.D.,* Chair, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Henry J. Aaron, Ph.D.,* Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Robert A. Burt, J.D.,* Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut

Kathleen M. Foley, M.D.,* The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Chair, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Robert M. Kliegman, M.D., Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Joanne Lynn,* M.D., Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire


The conclusions of this study were reported in Summary of Committee Views and Workshop Examining the Feasibility of an Institute of Medicine Study of Dying, Decisionmaking, and Appropriate Care (Washington, D.C.: Division of Health Care Services, February, 1994). Support for this planning study was provided by The Commonwealth Fund.


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