Use of Palliative Care in Patients With End-Stage COPD and Receiving Home Oxygen: National Trends and Barriers to Care in the United States.

@article{Rush2016UseOP,
  title={Use of Palliative Care in Patients With End-Stage COPD and Receiving Home Oxygen: National Trends and Barriers to Care in the United States.},
  author={Barret Rush and Paul C. Hertz and Alexandra Bond and Robert Charles McDermid and Leo Anthony Celi},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2016},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={
          41-46
        }
}
BACKGROUND To investigate the use of palliative care (PC) in patients with end-stage COPD receiving home oxygen hospitalized for an exacerbation. METHODS A retrospective nationwide cohort analysis was performed, using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. All patients ≥ 18 years of age with a diagnosis of COPD, receiving home oxygen, and admitted for an exacerbation were included. RESULTS A total of 55,208,382 hospitalizations from the 2006-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample were examined. There… CONTINUE READING

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