According to a recent study, palliative care is underused among patients with which late-stage cancer type? READ MORE
A recent study shows that the increase in integrated palliative care does not appear to have altered aggressive cancer care at the end of life.
Patients with breast, prostate, or lung cancer have the highest likelihood of emergency department utilization for the management of cancer-related complications.
Researchers have identified numerous predictors of rehospitalization among individuals with advanced cancer in the year following diagnosis.
Research in Review
An embedded palliative care program results in earlier and prolonged access to palliative care.
A lay navigation program for older survivors of cancer can reduce hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and intensive care unit admissions, resulting in lower health care costs.
Better symptom management and readily available outpatient care for patients with cancer can reduce emergency department visits that do not require admission by as much as 53%.
Specialized pediatric palliative care resulted in lower intensity end-of-life care for pediatric patients with cancer, although general palliative care did not.