Perspectives, preferences, care practices, and outcomes among older and middle-aged patients with late-stage cancer.

@article{Rose2004PerspectivesPC,
  title={Perspectives, preferences, care practices, and outcomes among older and middle-aged patients with late-stage cancer.},
  author={Julia Hannum Rose and Elizabeth O'toole and Neal Dawson and Ren{\'e}e Lawrence and Diana N. Gurley and Charles Thomas and Mary Beth Hamel and Harvey Jay Cohen},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 24},
  pages={4907-17}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate relationships among physician and cancer patient survival estimates, patients' perceived quality of life, care preferences, and outcomes, and how they vary across middle-aged and older patient groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS Subjects were from the Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT) prospective cohort studied in five US teaching hospitals (from 1989 to 1994), and included 720 middle-aged (45 to 64 years) and 696 older (> or = 65… CONTINUE READING

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