Age is not the crucial factor in determining how the palliative care needs of people who die from cancer differ from those of people who die from other causes.

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A belief that the hospice philosophy is particularly applicable to younger people may account in part for the continued focus of palliative care on cancer patients, as it has been argued that age is the crucial factor in determining how cancer and non-cancer patients differ. We conducted a secondary analysis of the data from a UK population-based… (More)

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