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David Hui, Sun Hyun Kim, Joyce Roquemore, Rony Dev, Gary Chisholm and Eduardo Bruera Impact of timing and setting of palliative care referral on quality of end-of-life care in cancer patients Cancer 120

Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28628

In this retrospective cohort study, patients with advanced cancer who have early access to outpatient palliative care receive less aggressive care at the end of life compared with those who have delayed access to palliative care and those who receive inpatient palliative care. These findings support the need to increase the availability of palliative care clinics and to streamline the process of early referral.

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