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Wednesday, October 05, 2011 8:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A study of the 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries who died in 2008 showed that 20 percent had in-patient surgery in the last month of life and 10 percent had such surgery in the last week of their lives. Further analysis of these numbers by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health showed that nearly