Why do cancer patients die in the emergency department (ED)? Analysis of 283 deaths in North Carolina EDs in 2008.

@inproceedings{Leak2017WhyDC,
  title={Why do cancer patients die in the emergency department (ED)? Analysis of 283 deaths in North Carolina EDs in 2008.},
  author={Ashley Nicole Leak and Deborah K. Mayer and D. M. Murison Travers and Annah Barbara Wyss and Anna E. Waller},
  year={2017}
}
6119 Background: Emergency departments (ED) in the US are utilized by cancer patients for symptom management, treatment side effects, oncologic emergencies, and/or end of life care. EDs have become a place where acute care needs are addressed and there are discussions about end of life care. The purpose of this study was to describe characteristics of cancer patients who died in the ED, highlighting lung cancer patients and their ED visit characteristics. Methods: A secondary data analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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