Health care utilization of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer in the last 12 months of life.

@article{Goodridge2008HealthCU,
  title={Health care utilization of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer in the last 12 months of life.},
  author={Donna Goodridge and Joshua Allan Lawson and Wendy Duggleby and Darcy D. Marciniuk and Donna C. Rennie and Maryrose Stang},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={885-91}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have documented similar levels of end-of-life symptom burden for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, yet there has been little comparison of health care utilization during this period. This study contrasts health care utilization by people with COPD and those with lung cancer in the 12 months… CONTINUE READING