Timing of end-of-life care discussion with performance on end-of-life quality indicators in ovarian cancer.

@article{LopezAcevedo2013TimingOE,
  title={Timing of end-of-life care discussion with performance on end-of-life quality indicators in ovarian cancer.},
  author={Micael Lopez-Acevedo and Laura Jean Havrilesky and Gloria Broadwater and Arif Kamal and Amy P Abernethy and Andrew Berchuck and Angeles Alvarez Secord and James A. Tulsky and Fidel A. Valea and Paula S Lee},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={130 1},
  pages={156-61}
}
OBJECTIVES (1) To describe the prevalence, timing and setting of documented end-of-life (EOL) discussions in patients with advanced ovarian cancer; and (2) to assess the impact of timing and setting of documented end-of-life discussions on EOL quality care measures. METHODS A retrospective study of women who died of ovarian cancer diagnosed between 1999 and 2008 was conducted. The following are the EOL quality measures assessed: chemotherapy in the last 14 days of life, >1 hospitalization in… CONTINUE READING
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