The influence of age on the likelihood of receiving end-of-life care consistent with patient treatment preferences.

@article{Parr2010TheIO,
  title={The influence of age on the likelihood of receiving end-of-life care consistent with patient treatment preferences.},
  author={John D Parr and Baohui Zhang and Matthew E Nilsson and Alexi Anne Wright and Tracy Anne Balboni and Edmund Duthie and Elizabeth Paulk and Holly Gwen Prigerson},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={719-26}
}
BACKGROUND Age differences may help to explain discrepancies in medical care received by cancer patients near death. OBJECTIVES Understanding age differences in advanced cancer patients' end-of-life experiences. DESIGN NCI and NIMH funded multi-site prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS 396 deceased cancer patients, mean age (58.6 +/- 12.5), in the Coping with Cancer study. MEASUREMENTS Baseline interviews (Treatment Preference) and 1 week postmortem chart reviews (Treatment Received… CONTINUE READING

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