Prior studies have identified racial disparities in multiple areas of end-of-life care, including symptom management, communication, and clinical outcome.1 Recent efforts to improve palliative care and hospice services may help reduce these disparities.2,3 We investigated whether racial differences in the quality of end-of-life care persist in the United States.
Sharma RK, Freedman VA, Mor V, Kasper JD, Gozalo P, Teno JM. Association of Racial Differences With End-of-Life Care Quality in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 09, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4793
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