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Predictors of access to palliative care services among patients who died at a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Authors
  • Fadul, Nada
  • Elsayem, Ahmed
  • Palmer, J Lynn
  • Zhang, Tao
  • Braiteh, Fadi
  • Bruera, Eduardo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of palliative medicine
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
10
Issue
5
Pages
1146–1152
Identifiers
PMID: 17985971
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

APCS was lower among patients with hematologic malignancies and those admitted to the ICU. APCS resulted in a lower cost of care. Mortality in comprehensive cancer centers is quite variable among different primary malignancies. More research is needed to better define patterns of referral.

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