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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