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Cohort Study | Aggressive end-of-life care is still common among older adults with metastatic cancer in the US

27 Feb, 2023 | 13:11h | UTC

Summary: The study aimed to compare the markers of aggressive end-of-life (EOL) care between older adults with metastatic cancer who are nursing home (NH) residents and those who live in community settings. The study analyzed data from 146,329 patients who died from metastatic breast, colorectal, lung, pancreas, or prostate cancer between 2013 and 2017, and found that aggressive EOL care was more common among NH residents than community-dwelling residents (63.6% vs. 58.3%). More than one hospital admission in the last 30 days of life and death in the hospital were the key markers associated with a higher prevalence of aggressive EOL care. The authors suggest that interventions targeting these factors could improve the quality of end-of-life care.

Article: Incidence of Aggressive End-of-Life Care Among Older Adults With Metastatic Cancer Living in Nursing Homes and Community Settings – JAMA Network Open


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