Emergency Department-Initiated Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

@article{Grudzen2016EmergencyDP,
  title={Emergency Department-Initiated Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial.},
  author={Corita R. Grudzen and Lynne D. Richardson and Pauline N Johnson and Ming Hu and Binhuan Wang and Jos{\'e} Antonio Monreal Ortiz and Emmett A Kistler and Angela Shin-Yin Chen and Rolfe Sean Morrison},
  journal={JAMA oncology},
  year={2016}
}
Importance The delivery of palliative care is not standard of care within most emergency departments (EDs). Objective To compare quality of life, depression, health care utilization, and survival in ED patients with advanced cancer randomized to ED-initiated palliative care consultation vs care as usual. Design, Setting, and Participants A single-blind, randomized clinical trial of ED-initiated palliative care consultation for patients with advanced cancer vs usual care took place from June… CONTINUE READING
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