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Forbes: 8 Unnecessary Medical Tests and Treatments

Feeding Tubes

Don’t use feeding tubes in patients with advanced dementia.

Studies show that percutaneous feeding tubes do not result in better outcomes for these patients. The recommendation states that assistance with oral feeding is a better, evidence-based approach. (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; American Geriatrics Society)

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