Advances in treatments have improved survival in patients with cerebrovascular disease, although little is known about the end-of-life experience of these patients.1 A critical patient-centric aspect of the end-of-life experience is location of death, with most patients preferring to die at home.2 However, the prevalence of locations of death and the factors determining location of death and hospice use in patients who died of stroke are unknown. We analyzed a national database to assess location of death for all patients who died from cerebrovascular disease in the United States from 2003 to 2017.
Cross SH, Kaufman BG, Warraich HJ. Trends in Location of Death for Individuals With Cerebrovascular Disease in the United States. JAMA Neurol. Published online August 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.2566
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