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American Society of Clinical Oncology provisional clinical opinion: the integration of palliative care into standard oncology care.
PURPOSE An American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provisional clinical opinion (PCO) offers timely clinical direction to ASCO's membership following publication or presentation of potentiallyExpand
Increased access to palliative care and hospice services: opportunities to improve value in health care.
  • D. Meier
  • Medicine
  • The Milbank quarterly
  • 1 September 2011
CONTEXT A small proportion of patients with serious illness or multiple chronic conditions account for the majority of health care spending. Despite the high cost, evidence demonstrates that theseExpand
Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition From a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel.
CONTEXT Despite increasing interest in advance care planning (ACP) and previous ACP descriptions, a consensus definition does not yet exist to guide clinical, research, and policy initiatives. Expand
Palliative Care in the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure
Heart failure is epidemic in developed countries and is expanding rapidly worldwide. Roughly 5% of patients with heart failure have end-stage disease that is refractory to medical therapy (stage DExpand
Yield of laboratory testing to identify secondary contributors to osteoporosis in otherwise healthy women.
Our purpose in this study was to determine the prevalence of undetected disorders of bone and mineral metabolism in women with osteoporosis and to identify the most useful and cost-efficientExpand
Self-reported symptom experience of critically ill cancer patients receiving intensive care
ObjectiveTo characterize the symptom experience of a cohort of intensive care unit (ICU) patients at high risk for hospital death. DesignProspective analysis of patients with a present or pastExpand
Methods for constructing and assessing propensity scores.
OBJECTIVES To model the steps involved in preparing for and carrying out propensity score analyses by providing step-by-step guidance and Stata code applied to an empirical dataset. STUDY DESIGNExpand
The Growth of Palliative Care in U.S. Hospitals: A Status Report
Abstract Background: Palliative care is expanding rapidly in the United States. Objective: To examine variation in access to hospital palliative care. Methods: Data were obtained from the AmericanExpand
Education, implementation, and policy barriers to greater integration of palliative care: A literature review
Background: Early integration of palliative care into the management of patients with serious disease has the potential to both improve quality of life of patients and families and reduce healthcareExpand
The inner life of physicians and care of the seriously ill.
Seriously ill persons are emotionally vulnerable during the typically protracted course of an illness. Physicians respond to such patients' needs and emotions with emotions of their own, which mayExpand