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May 2016

The Emergency Department Point of Palliative Care Access for Patients With Advanced Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
JAMA Oncol. 2016;2(5):577-578. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.5321

In recent years a number of studies1-3 have found that the integration of palliative care into oncology practice results in improved quality of life, better quality of end-of-life care, decreased rates of depression, better illness understanding, and greater patient satisfaction.