Predictors of access to palliative care services among patients who died at a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

@article{Fadul2007PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of access to palliative care services among patients who died at a Comprehensive Cancer Center.},
  author={Nada Fadul and Ahmed F Elsayem and Judy Lynn Palmer and Tao Zhang and Fadi S. Braiteh and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={1146-52}
}
PURPOSE Palliative care services can decrease physical and psychosocial distress in patients with advanced cancer. However, most patients with cancer die without access to palliative care services (APCS), and patterns of referral are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to determine predictors of patients' access to palliative care. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed patient records from the computerized database at UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center over 2 (2003 and 2004) to… CONTINUE READING

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