Practice patterns of palliative care for the United States 1984-1985.

  title={Practice patterns of palliative care for the United States 1984-1985.},
  author={Lawrence R. Coia and Gerald E. Hanks and Karen L Martz and Alan D Steinfeld and James S. Diamond and S K Kramer},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={14 6},
This study reports the national averages for patterns of palliative radiation therapy observed in the United States for patients treated in 1984-1985 and compares those patterns to the pertinent literature. The data were collected in 1984-1985 by the Patterns of Care Study Survey of Palliative Care conducted in 49 institutions selected to provide valid national averages for the practice patterns reported. Data were collected from 784 patient records selected from five "strata" of practice… CONTINUE READING


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