Where Do Egyptian Palliative Care Patients With Cancer Die?

@article{Alsirafy2010WhereDE,
  title={Where Do Egyptian Palliative Care Patients With Cancer Die?},
  author={Samy A. Alsirafy and Salah M El Mesidy and Enas N. Abou-Elela},
  journal={American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine{\textregistered}},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={313 - 315}
}
This report describes the death place of patients with advanced cancer referred to an Egyptian palliative care program over 1 year. Of 79 patients included, 73% died at home and 27% in hospital or ambulance. Patients who were visited by a palliative care physician at home were significantly more likely to die at home compared to those who did not (92% vs 64%, P = .008). The palliative care survival of those who died at home was significantly longer than those who died in hospital or ambulance… 
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