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Ambiguity of ‘comfort care’ creates confusion for physicians, patients

The term “comfort care” has generally become synonymous with end-of-life care in today’s healthcare environment, but the use of this terminology may have undesirable effects on the wide-scale perception of what is truly detailed in such care. In a perspective article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, investigators describe the importance of clarifying the ambiguity associated with “comfort care” in current society.