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Americans consider end-of-life costs

(AP photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)
(AP photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)

A growing minority of Americans believe that a patient's desire to live justifies the money spent to keep the patient alive.

Researchers at the Pew Research Center found when they polled 1,994 U.S. adults by telephone in March that 66 percent believe that patients who have incurable diseases, depend on life support, or suffer from incurable pain have a moral right to choose to end their lives.

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