Palliative Care Cut Healthcare Use in Advanced Cancer

15:18 EDT 24 Aug 2017 |

(Med Page Today) – In elderly patients with advanced cancer, a palliative care consultation soon after diagnosis substantially decreased healthcare use, and helped caregivers manage patients’ expectations, as well as maintain their quality of life (QoL), according to researchers. A … Read More

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