Reducing Non-Beneficial Treatments at the End of Life

Nicholas Graves, PhD

event sponsored by

Population Health Sciences &

Division of Geriatrics, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke Palliative Care, and School of Medicine (SOM)


Population Health External Speaker Series


Nicholas Graves, PhD, Deputy Director, Health Services and Systems Research at Duke-NUS and the SingHealth Duke-NUS Health Services Research Institute

In this virtual seminar, Professor Graves will discuss: • Despite advances in medicine that have helped clinicians save lives and lengthen the time to death, some treatments have little chance of conferring meaningful benefits to patients. • These treatments that are often referred to as 'futile' (although this is a value-laden and contested term); more recently they are referred to as 'potentially inappropriate' or 'non-beneficial.' • Evidence that shows, for various reasons, doctors provide treatments they perceive as non-beneficial. • These treatments that may be costly to health services and cause distress to patients, families, and healthcare professionals. • The INTERACT trial underway in three tertiary referral hospitals with the aim of reducing non-beneficial treatments. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Professor. Graves' areas of expertise are health economics, health services research, decision-making, and cost-effectiveness. He enjoys projects that reveal how health services can be improved at low cost or with cost savings. When: Thursday, September 22, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Where: Meeting ID: 914 3428 1342 Dial: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 646 931 3860 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 309 205 3325 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 386 347 5053 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 564 217 2000 or +1 669 444 9171 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 719 359 4580 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 International numbers… Join from an H.323/SIP room system H.323: (US West) (US East) (India Mumbai) (India Hyderabad) (Amsterdam Netherlands) (Germany) (Australia Sydney) (Australia Melbourne) (Singapore) (Brazil) (Mexico) (Canada Toronto) (Canada Vancouver) (Japan Tokyo) (Japan Osaka)


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