At-home palliative sedation for end-of-life cancer patients.

  title={At-home palliative sedation for end-of-life cancer patients.},
  author={Alberto Alonso-Babarro and Mar{\'i}a Varela-Cerdeira and Isabel Torres-Vigil and Ricardo Rodr{\'i}guez-Barrientos and E Bruera},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  volume={24 5},
Using a decision-making and treatment checklist developed to facilitate the at-home palliative sedation process, we assessed the incidence and efficacy of palliative sedation for end-of-life cancer patients with intractable symptoms who died at home. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 370 patients who were followed by a palliative home care team. Twenty-nine of 245 patients (12%) who died at home had received palliative sedation. The mean age of the patients who received… CONTINUE READING
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