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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Bostwick D, Wolf S, Samsa G
Comparing the palliative care needs of those with cancer to those with common non-cancer serious illness.
Researchers compared functionality, advanced care planning, hospital admissions, prognosis, quality of life, pain, dyspnea, fatigue, and depression between patients with cancer and three non-cancer diagnoses-end-stage renal disease (ESRD), heart failure (HF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with COPD, ESRD, and HF were less functional and more likely to be hospitalized at time of referral to palliative care than cancer patients.
Citation: Bostwick D, Wolf S, Samsa G . Comparing the palliative care needs of those with cancer to those with common non-cancer serious illness. J Pain Symptom Manage 2017 Jun;53(6):1079-84.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.02.014.
Keywords: Cancer, Respiratory Conditions, Kidney Disease and Health, Heart Disease and Health, Palliative Care
Yim CK, Barron Y, Moore S
Hospice enrollment in patients with advanced heart failure decreases acute medical service utilization.
Patients with advanced heart failure (HF) enroll in hospice at low rates, and data on their acute medical service utilization after hospice enrollment is limited. This descriptive analysis of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries found that home health care Medicare beneficiaries with advanced HF who enrolled in hospice had lower acute medical service utilization after their enrollment.
Citation: Yim CK, Barron Y, Moore S . Hospice enrollment in patients with advanced heart failure decreases acute medical service utilization. Circ Heart Fail 2017 Mar;10(3). doi: 10.1161/circheartfailure.116.003335.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Conditions, Heart Disease and Health, Healthcare Utilization, Medicare, Palliative Care