Use of Intensive Medical Services for Ovarian Cancer Patients at End of Life Increases Despite Rise in Use of Hospice
There have been widespread efforts to improve the quality of life of terminally ill patients. As more patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline.
A large new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers shows for one group of terminally ill cancer patients, that is not what is happening. Many patients entered hospice only after aggressive hospital treatments.
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