This study uses polling data and published surveys, state and country databases, interview studies, and death certificate studies to review the legal status of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide and the available data on attitudes and practices in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
This Viewpoint proposes policy options to make hospice care more broadly available to patients and their physicians.
This study assesses associations between measures of aggressive end-of-life care and bereaved family members’ perceptions of the quality of care in Medicare beneficiaries who died of lung or colorectal cancer between 2003 and 2011.
This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses the challenges of end-of-life care and how innovations in health care delivery can change the decision-making and care process.
This cohort study of patients with poor prognosis cancer receiving hospice care vs those who do not reports lower rates of hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, and invasive procedures at the end of life, along with significantly lower total costs during the last year of life.