End-of-life care for hospitalized patients with lung cancer: utilization of a palliative care service.
J Palliat Med. 2010 Oct;13(10):1261-6
Authors: Reville B, Miller MN, Toner RW, Reifsnyder J
High symptom burden and hospital mortality among patients with lung cancer argues for early palliative care intervention. Patient characteristics and discharge dispositions in hospitalized patients with lung cancer receiving usual care were compared to those referred to a new palliative care service.
PMID: 20879874 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]