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Comment & Response
February 7, 2019

Questioning Lay Health Worker Influence on Goals-of-Care Documentation and Patient Satisfaction

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland
JAMA Oncol. 2019;5(3):434-435. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6855

To the Editor We read with interest the article by Patel et al1 on evaluating the efficacy of a lay health worker (LHW) program in improving end-of-life care for patients with cancer. The authors reported that incorporating a LHW in cancer care not only improved goals-of-care documentation and increased patient satisfaction, but also led to reduced health care use and costs.

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