Title

Trends in the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Procedures and Palliative Care Consultation Among Dying Patients with Advanced Chronic Pancreas Illnesses in US Hospitals: 2005 to 2014

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-15-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Palliative Care

Abstract

Aim: Pancreas cancer continues to carry a poor prognosis. Hospitalized patients with advanced chronic pancreatic illnesses increasingly receive palliative care due to its perceived clinical benefits. Meanwhile, a growing proportion of elderly patients are reportedly receiving life-sustaining procedures. Temporal trends in the utilization of life-sustaining procedures and palliative care consultation among dying patients with advanced chronic pancreatic illnesses in US hospitals were examined. Methods and Materials: A serial, cross-sectional analysis was carried out using the National Inpatient Sample Database. Decedents 18 years and older with a principal diagnosis of pancreas cancer or other advanced chronic pancreatic illnesses from 2005 through 2014..(Please see abstract in article)

Keywords

Health policy; Hospital; Palliative care; Pancreas; Time series analysis

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Language

English

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