Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end of life

Posted by on June 6, 2016 4:26 pm
Categories: health

A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. Researchers who led the study also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.

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