According to a recent study, palliative care is underused among patients with which late-stage cancer type? READ MORE

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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.

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Patients with breast, prostate, or lung cancer have the highest likelihood of emergency department utilization for the management of cancer-related complications.

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Researchers have identified numerous predictors of rehospitalization among individuals with advanced cancer in the year following diagnosis.

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The NCCN has updated their guidelines for survivorship to reflect recommendation changes in long-term psychosocial and physical problems as well as preventive health.

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Research in Review

An embedded palliative care program results in earlier and prolonged access to palliative care.

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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.

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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%.

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Specialized pediatric palliative care resulted in lower intensity end-of-life care for pediatric patients with cancer, although general palliative care did not.

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