It's a subject people don't like to talk about: what kind of end of life care they want if they can't speak for themselves. And while they know they should make arrangements, just in case, the overwhelming majority just — don't.

That's according to a statewide survey by the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care, which found that although 85 percent of Massachusetts residents believe that doctors and their patients should talk about end of life care, just 15 percent actually do discuss it.

Even people who are seriously ill procrastinate in discussing their wishes with their caregivers; just 25 percent talked with their physicians about end of life care.

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